Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Rare fossilized cypress trees found in Hungary

Hungarian scientists found rare Taxodium trees that instead of turning into stone as - they should be - were preserved. They were found in an open-cast coal mine which allows the scientists to study the samples as if they were cross sections cut from a piece of living wood.

But the real rarity about these trees is that ... their original wood got preserved ... they did not turn into stone

Tags: budapest | GEOLOGIST | Hungarian scientists | hungary | preserved | Rare fossilized cypress trees | Taxodium trees

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