Monday, August 18, 2014

DENMARK~Zealand island-Stevns Cliff-UNESCO~

Beautiful and unique geology site ... 4 UNESCO postcards in a row...should finally start making a "list" with received and looking for^^...Thanks a lot Rita!!

The North by the Sea
(Issued 17-03-2014)

©Trojborgs Forlag - Photo:O.D.Luftfoto
Stevns Klint is a 15 km long white coastal cliff with in the middle of the white limestone traces of the best known global mass extinction in Earth's history. Between the white layers of chalk and limestone is a thin layer of black clay, which holds evidence that 65 million years ago Earth was hit by mass death that extinguished more than half of all species of plants and animals, including the dinosaurs.

Zealand is the largest and most populous island of Denmark, between the Kattegat and the Baltic Sea, separated from Sweden by The Sound (Øresund) and from Funen (Fyn) island by the Great Belt.

On 23 June 2014, it was announced that Stevns Klint and the Wadden Sea had been added to the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites in Denmark

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