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Petrified tree in the Plaka Park.
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by Archaeology Newsroom

Guided tour of the Plaka Petrified Forest Park

On Friday July 6, 2018

The largest trunk of a petrified tree with a perimeter of 14.5 metres in perimeter will tell its story during a guided tour of the Plaka Petrified Forest Park organized by the Natural History Museum of the Lesbos Petrified Forest on Friday July 6 at 18:00 with free admission.

An afternoon walk will take place along specially laid out paths leading to 50 fossiliferous sites in the Plaka Park where impressive fossils have been found. The guided tour includes information on the many petrified trees found in excavations as well as the significance of each one; Pines, cinnamon plants, oaks, palm trees, laurels and cypress trees all tell their stories.

Participants will be informed about facts that came to light regarding the way the fossilized ecosystem was created and how the Aegean came into being as well as enjoying a wonderful sunset.

Information:

The event starts at 18:00 with participants arriving at the Museum.

18.00-18.20: Presentation on the Plaka Park, Sigri in the audiovisual hall of the Museum.

18.20: Departure for the Plaka Park.

18.30-20.00: Guided tour of the fossiliferous sites in the Plaka Park, Sigri.

NOTES
1. Translated from the original Greek text into English by Archaeology Newsroom