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submitted by Museum Administration on 03.11.2004

Tripoli Limestone

Tripoli Limestone
Copyright (2004) Robin Tzannes

Tripoli limestone is hard and gray, darkened by organic matter in the shallow water where it was formed. The high hills of Kythera and much of the coastline is made of this limestone, which is the most common rock on the island. The old stone houses and the walls that divide the fields are mostly made of Tripoli limestone. 9 cm. Photograph by Peter B Tzannes, 2004

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