Stevns Klint is without doubt one of the most striking natural landscapes in Denmark. But the secrets it holds within are even more captivating than its impressive exterior. Jesper Milàn, geologist and curator at Østsjællands Museum, explains: “What we can see in Stevns Klint is the exact moment of the extinction of the dinosaurs 66 million years ago. Preserved between the layers of limestone and chalk is a thin clay layer with dust from the gigantic asteroid impact, which triggered the mass extinction of more than half of all life on earth.” The clay layer can be seen in many places across the world, but Stevns Klint is the best-exposed and most accessible place to see it worldwide.
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