Covered by volcanic ash

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Site Rationale Link
Antigua Guatemala June 2018
Borobudur "Borobudur lay hidden for centuries under layers of volcanic ash and jungle growth" (wiki)
Joya de Ceren The rapid ash fall from Loma Caldera volcano, and the sudden abandonment of the village, created exceptional circumstances that preserved architecture, organic materials and different artefacts. (OUV)
Lenggong Valley workshops at Kota Tampan
Mistaken Point The Mistaken Point fossils were preserved by being blanketed with layers of fine volcanic ash (see link)
Prambanan The eruption of nearby Mount Merapi led to the site's abandonment close after its completion.
Ruins of León Viejo
Serengeti The underlying soils and materials of the Serengeti plains are comprised of volcanic ash derived from a number of local volcanoes. The dormant caldera of Ngorongoro, the Kerimasi Volcano and Mt Lengai (last eruption in 1966) have all contributed volcanic ash to these soils (vertisols). These soils have characteristic plant communities, distinguishing the ecoregion from its neighbors.
Ujung Kulon National Park Half the park was destroyed in the eruption of Mount Krakatoa in 1883.


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