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Work Crew Uncovers Ancient Tree Trunks

April 07, 1985|Associated Press

BERLIN — Construction workers digging a foundation for a new apartment building uncovered petrified tree trunks estimated to be 250 million years old, the state-run East German news agency ADN said Friday.

It said the discovery was made in Karl-Marx-Stadt, a city in the southeastern part of East Germany near the Czech border.

Many examples of such trees are in the Stone Forest in the center of the city.

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