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American and Chinese scientists are flabbergasted after discovering a giant 298-million-year-old forest buried intact under a coal mine near Wuda, in Inner Mongolia, China.

They are calling it the Pompeii of the Permian period because, like the ancient Roman city, it was covered and preserved by volcanic ash.


http://gizmodo.com/5886774/extraordinary-298+million+year+old-forest-discovered-under-chinese-coal-mine/




This is unbelievably cool, but I wanna see real pictures, not paintings
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#5
Can't burn down stone... but we can make lava out of that shit.
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It was found below a coal mine in China... and I would not be suprised if this is exactly what happens
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#9
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coal mine near Wuda, in Inner Mongolia, China.

correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't Mongolia a separate, you know, country than China?

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#10
Lies. Earth is 6 000 years old.


Just kidding. That's freaking awesome. We think we know the world well, then people discover incredible stuff like that. Nature is such a beast!
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#11
The heck is up with the creationism argument going on in the comments section.

And really, a painting? I want better evidence than that.
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#13
I have the biggest boner right now about this.
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#14
It'll be a matter of time untill some asshole drops by and decides to build his 298 million year old amusement park.
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I bet that won't last very long.


it already has.

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#16
I'm having a paleobotany related nerdgasm.
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#17
I never believed anything was that old. I'm a believer in Intelligent Design, not evolution.

Anyway, that is kinda cool.
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The comments in that article are genuinely pissing me off about the current state of the internet.
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#19
Wonder if there are any preserved animals in there.


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correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't Mongolia a separate, you know, country than China?


Mongolia is, Inner Mongolia isn't.
#21
Damn! Fossilized...useless...

From the thread title, I was thinking "Hey, I bet there's some SWEET guitar wood in there", but nooooooooooooooooooooooooo....
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Damn! Fossilized...useless...

From the thread title, I was thinking "Hey, I bet there's some SWEET guitar wood in there", but nooooooooooooooooooooooooo....


It would be even better than the guitar made from Christ's Cross.

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#24
My first thought was "I give it a year until some asshole in China or America cuts it all down". Then I saw they were petrified. Kind of a shame, I was hoping for the real thing, but that is cool.
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#25
Pompeii of the Permian period

I heard they found prickly pineapples in part of the Pompeii of the Permian period.
#26
The last 20 or so times i've come on this site i wonder why i bother anymore but i'm very glad i came on today. Incredible
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That's probably why they showed the paintings instead...

Either way, I was hoping for just a giant cave with trees growing in it.
#28
WTF.

How do you, in this day and age, ''discover'' a forest, under a coal mine, that's covered in ash. I'm wondering what is left of this ''forest'' lol
#29
lol it instantly became an Evolution vs. Creationism debate from the very first comment on that page.
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In Soviet Russia, China discovered intact in 298 million year old forest.

o_O
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