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What's fifty years when you have lived around five thousand years. Prometheus was born 2898 B.C. (circa) and died August 6, 1964: This event helped spark the environmental movement…
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Oldest trees in the world... (note the difference between actual trees who lave lived long and clonal trees)
Wikipedia has a decent list of various old trees: verified, estimated and clonal.
Lem's has a link about a tortoise that must be well over 100 years old… More from the BBC