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Amber



Mercury NEWSpot reports:

Amber found in the mountains of Lebanon has been confirmed as the
oldest in the world, dating back 125 million years, and insects
trapped in it could lead to new scientific advances, a Lebanese
scientist said Monday. The amber contains insects, some of them now
extinct, and plants far older than those found in Baltic amber which
dates back 35 million years. Teams of Lebanese and French scientists
have been set up to study the insects in the amber. For the full text
story, see http://www.merc.com/stories/cgi/story.cgi?id=260482-410