Mountains and their ancient inhabitants...
In the mountains of Lebanon, above 1000m, live the Cedars of Lebanon. Due to human excess over the centuries there are few of the really ancient trees left and the government has launched a major replanting scheme but it will be hundreds of years before the forests are restored (a cedar less than 500 years old is referred to as “young”).
However, a few of the really old trees remain and some have been dated and have been living on their remote mountain-side for over 4000 years.
Kind of makes our own existence on this earth a little insignificant by comparison :-)
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