The petrified forest on Lesbos Island (Greece), July 2011

The Petrified Forest of Lesvos is one of the most fascinating and rare monuments of geological heritage in the world. Its creation, 20.000 000 year ago is connected with the intense volcanic activity in the Aegean during the Miocene period. In 1985, the forest was declared a Protected Natural Monument.
Info: www.lesvosmuseum.gr
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Petrified wood on Lesbos Island, Greece (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Detail of fossilized wood on Lesbos' petrified forest (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Giant petrified tree about 5 m in diameter on Lesbos island, Greece (July 2011) (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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