Troodos, Mt. Olympus

Cyprus
Date of Submission: 04/02/2002
Criteria: (viii)(ix)
Category: Natural
Submitted by:
Ministry of Communications and Works Department of Antiquities Nicosia
Coordinates: N 3862000 - N 3868000E 484000 - E 489000
Ref.: 1677

Description

NB- This site has to be considered as part of the Troodos ophiolite, a 90 million year old fragment of extremely well-preserved oceanic crust.



This is a site where the lower part of the oceanic crustal and upper mantle sequences are well exposed and where lower crustal and mantle processes can be studied and demonstrated.