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Mouth of the Aradhena Gorge. The two level platforms in the rock represent stages of higher relative sea-level during the uplift of west Crete, on a time-scale of several hundred thousand years. The notch in the low cliff, about 4 m above the sea, represents sea-level in Roman times. The arid coast contrasts with the cypress-woods on fissured limestones inland. Looking N. July 1988.

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posted on 2024-01-04, 15:39 authored by Sphakia Survey
Mouth of the Aradhena Gorge. The two level platforms in the rock represent stages of higher relative sea-level during the uplift of west Crete, on a time-scale of several hundred thousand years. The notch in the low cliff, about 4 m above the sea, represents sea-level in Roman times. The arid coast contrasts with the cypress-woods on fissured limestones inland. Looking N. July 1988.

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5

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9.037

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9.037

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