Lena Stone Pillars, Khangalassky District, Russia 

Lena’s Pillars are a natural rock formation which was made a World Heritage site in 2006. Numerous fossils and ancient organisms can be found at these pillars, and the area is important for its fossil record of the explosion of life in the lower Cambrian. It has also been the site of many mega-fauna fossils such as mammoth, bison (Bison priscus Boj), woolly rhinoceros, Lena horse, and reindeer. Evidence of ancient human life can be seen from the rock paintings and manuscripts from the area.

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