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This is Matera, European Capital of Culture 2019, where the Rupestrian churches and uber-famous Sassi – the very peculiar settlements carved into the rock – were named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993.

A walk through Matera’s historic center will transport visitors back into a past long-forgotten.

Familiar to us as the black substance in charred wood, as diamonds, and the graphite in “lead” pencils, carbon comes in several forms, or isotopes.

One rare form has atoms that are 14 times as heavy as hydrogen atoms: carbon-14, or C ratio gets smaller.

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