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Dolomites Field trip to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Tethyan Triassic

Dolomites
Field trip to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Tethyan
Triassic
September 5–10, 2010, Dolomites, Southern Alps, Italy
3rd Circular
"The nine components of The Dolomites World Heritage property protect a
series of highly distinctive mountain landscapes that are of exceptional
natural beauty. Their dramatic vertical and pale colored peaks in a variety
of distinctive sculptural forms is extraordinary in a global context. This
property also contains an internationally important combination of earth
science values. The quantity and concentration of highly varied limestone
formations is extraordinary in a global context, whilst the superbly exposed
geology provides an insight into the recovery of marine life in the Triassic
period, after the greatest extinction event recorded in the history of life on
Earth. The sublime, monumental and colorful landscapes of the Dolomites
have also long attracted hosts of travellers and a history of scientific and
artistic interpretations of its values."