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Rare 35 million-year-old turtle fossil discovered in earthquake-damaged church pillar in Christchurch

Monday, April 12th, 2021

Christchurch sculptor Paul Deans was searching through limestone pillars from an earthquake-damaged church when he uncovered a turtle fossil believed to be about 35 million years old. The pre-historic fossil was embedded in the limestone core of a pillar from the Oxford Terrace Baptist Church, which was built between 1881 and 1882 in central Christchurch. Read more