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In Pieria found fossils of giant turtle which age is 2.5 million years.

Recently, a group of scientists of Aristotle University, made a unique discovery in the region of Pieria. This turtle fossils age 2.5 million years. The find was made in the area of the beach Makrijalos.Remains have also been found near Katerini, Nea Mihaniona and Nea Kalikratia.

The length of these animals can reach exceeding one meter. Obviously they dug holes in the ground as modern giant tortoises in Africa. The age of geological samples in -5 2.5 million years, Dalai Lama Pliocene.