Petrified Forest, Merowe

#4 of 6 in Parks in Sudan
At Petrified Forest witness the fossilisation of ancient trees. These trees-turned-to-stone tell the story of forests a million years old. Large chunks of petrified wood show the scale of how large the trees once were--some are the size of a car. You can feel the texture of fossilized bark and look at the trees' aging rings. Because the area is undeveloped, consider hiring a guide to take you to the spot. To visit Petrified Forest on your holiday in Merowe, and find out what else Merowe has to offer, use our Merowe journey builder tool .
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  • It is impressive to see a log on the ground, split with its layers of Cork and wood color and then touching it and feeling the hard stone. Is the first petrified forest I see in my life and the amount of fragments around about hundred meters speaks volumes about climate changes over the centuries. Not to be missed
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  • Coming from the Merowe to El Kurru, veered off the road and drove us to a geological curiosities – fossilized trees (skrzemieniałych). The fossils probably count more than 200 million years. All of this looks strange – on the sand of the desert lie the broken tree trunks. The bark looks natural, only touching the feel that is hard and stone.
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