Museum of petrified mammals at Kerasia

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mouseio kerasias 13The Museum of Petrified Mammals in Kerasia, was opened in September 2006 and is the home to paleontological wealth of the surrounding area. In the excavations in Kerasia, petrified mammals that lived in Evia more than six million years were found. These findings, properly maintained by the University of Athens, are on exhibit to the public for the first time in a unique way.

 

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Area: Kerasia
Phone & Name: Stamatogiani Evagelia +30 6973207839, Perifanou Georgia +30 6937522841
E-mail: -
Site: www.kerasiamuseum.gr

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The exhibit includes:
• Petrified mammals
• Petrified invertebrates
• Stones
• Archeology

The Petrified Forest of Kerasia.

The creation of the Petrified Forest is connected to the great volcanic activity that was present in the area 10-25 million years ago. The petrified forest is 4km distance away from the village and is one of few in Europe, offering great interest. The driving distance provides the visitor with exquisite natural scenery and we can witness the unique protected Evian oak. The Petrified Forest as well as the petrified mammals provides the special scientific interest as well as the touristic development. Also of great importance are the findings of petrified trunks in the area between the villages of Kerasia-Agia Anna and Papades. Their main point of appearance though is around the area called Psili Rahi, to the west of Kerasia.

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