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March 2, 1997 | MARY MYCIO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
One of the oldest and largest living things in the land, it was probably an acorn when Genghis Khan's descendants sacked Kiev, the Ukrainian capital, in the 13th century. Four hundred years later, Cossacks gathered under its boughs before battle. But after 700 years on Earth, the mighty Zaporizhian Oak is dying. "It's not completely dead yet," says grizzled Cossack watchman Boris Stupachenko, pointing to the sole living branch near the top of the 120-foot-tall tree.
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March 2, 1997 | MARY MYCIO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
One of the oldest and largest living things in the land, it was probably an acorn when Genghis Khan's descendants sacked Kiev, the Ukrainian capital, in the 13th century. Four hundred years later, Cossacks gathered under its boughs before battle. But after 700 years on Earth, the mighty Zaporizhian Oak is dying. "It's not completely dead yet," says grizzled Cossack watchman Boris Stupachenko, pointing to the sole living branch near the top of the 120-foot-tall tree.
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