Geologists uncover history of lost continent buried beneath Europe

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Most of “Greater Adria” is now trapped in Earth’s mantle, but some of its rocks ended up high in the Alps


Tectonic reconstruction of the Mediterranean region for the last 240 million years. Details are described in a manuscript by Douwe van Hinsbergen and colleagues in Gondwana Research (2019): Orogenic architecture of the Mediterranean region and kinematic reconstruction of its tectonic evolution since the Triassic - ScienceDirect