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Archaeologists discover 8-million-year-old forest in Hungary

by Pat Coate | August 06, 2007
"The discovery is exceptional as the trees kept their wooden structure, they neither turned into coal nor were petrified."
- Tamas Pusztai, excavation supervisor

Bukkabrany, Hungary - Archaeologists have found an eight-million-year old forest of cypresses, well preserved and not fossilised, in Bukkabrany in northeastern Hungary.

Archaelogists announced the find last week after uncovering the mysterious forest of taxodiums, a kind of swamp cypress, after a few days of digging.

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