The G. Gemmellaro Geological Museum


The G. Gemmellaro Geological Museum is one of the most important Italian museums of geology and palaeontology. On the ground floor the Burgio room offers a paleontological exhibition that goes from the most ancient Sicilian fossils from the Palaeozoic era (270 million years ago) to the most recent fossils of the quaternary age (0 – 2.5 million years ago). In the three rooms of the upper floor you can find: evidence of the existence of Sicilian elephants, collections of sulphur crystals from 6 million years ago and a clue to the first human presence in Sicily, the skeleton of Thea the Palaeolithic woman, from which her face has been reconstructed.
 


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The Pietro Doderlein Museum

The Pietro Doderlein museum is the most important zoological museum of Sicily. The museum has over 5000 examples, ┬╗


 

 


 
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