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Fossil Cypress trees of the late Miocene period found in 2007 in an open-cast lignite mine at Bukkabrany in north-east Hungary. The trunks of the trees were still standing up to 20 feet (6 metres) tall.

Fossil Cypress trees (Taxodium) of the late Miocene period found in 2007 in an open-cast lignite mine at Bukkabrany in north-east Hungary. The trunks of the trees were buried in sand and were still standing up to 20 feet (6 metres) tall.

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