A fossilized 298 million-year-old forest found in China!
First, the Terra-cotta Soldiers were found in China about 30 years ago and now this!
Incredible! This forest was found under a coal mine near a city called Wuda.
Just as Pompeii was preserved by ash from a volcanic eruption in Italy, this forest has also been preserved by ash.
This forest gives scientists information on the climate and ecology at that time.
The leaves are still connected to trees.
Since most of the forest has not been excavated, scientists worked with artist Ren Yugao to paint what the forest must have looked like at that time.
What are they going to find next?