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Polledrara di Cecanibbio, Rome

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  • trapped in the mud 320,000 years ago. Significant fossil deposit, remains of 30 specimens of the ancient elephant and other mammals,the state of conservation is excellent thanks to the volcanic sediments in which they were incorporated but, there are not only animal finds, many artefacts of stone of everyday use carried by man.
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  • You can go and visit the Colosseum, St. Peter's, the baths of Diocletian. UH Yes you can! But a couple of hours north along Via Aurelia will transport you two hundred thousand years ago. In the middle of a cemetery, or rather an ossuary dragged from rivo Arrone (which was a river, now reduced to mere solco) towards Casal Selce-Castel di Guido. You can almost touch the tusks of elephants, Buffalo and more like Europeans. Spectacle chains and small.
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  • Is in fact an ancient elephant fossil field who lived in today's Black Forest, imaginative place at the Northern gates of Rome on the via di Boccea, but also many Paleolithic stone tools have been found. The site can be visited by booking direct with the call center of the archaeological Superintendency at tel. 06/39967700, which is always the fourth Saturday of the month at 12.00 hours. A round of applause for making, finally to shed suitable for convenient viewing of the exhibits, which are from the end of the Pleistocene and were safely only in 1984, after the farm work that they plowed a small hillock, systematically did emerge numerous fragments of fossil fauna. In practice in prehistoric times at the bed of a watercourse, carved into the stone has formed this big fossil field, bones transported during flood of watercourse and then deposited in its bed, some elephants then were turned into swamps in the mud of stagnant water. Of course, because clearly it is a pleasant place but away from the via Aurelia and via di Boccea, those who aren't interested in fossils or paleontology can go wandering elsewhere, while I hope as in fact happens visits the schools, which profitably can put into practice the concepts on the prehistory and the ancient fauna that inhabited the capital.
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  • A trip back in time!
  • The Museum is gorgeous. The Paleontologist Who Makes the guided tour is outstanding, especially good how he manages children. The Museum is Definitely suitable for Children. Clean bathroom. There are no bars or other shops in the vicinity of the Museum. It was difficult to book the visit. The road to the Museum is a country road. Tall Pulmans may find themselves in trouble due to the presence of branches invading the road. A Museum to upgrade. The Museum is a must-visit by reservation. Road signs indicating the Museum are present but poorly placed. Typical of many museums is the lack of road inroads in the main arteries nearby in this case the Aurelia State.
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  • Very interesting and well cared for. Unexpected a site so in the outskirts of Rome and made even more surprising thanks to the illustration and description of the paleontologist archaeologist who followed us. To be recommended also to family groups with children of school age. Congratulations to the researchers who have us are devoting time. I will go back with others.
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  • Extremely interesting, perfect reconstruction of a loop of a river with stacked the bones of the animals of the time. A photo from about 350,000 years ago. The masterful and clear exhibition of paleontologist Eugenio Cerilli makes the place even more unique.
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  • The paleontological site of the Polledrara of Cecanibbio occupies a hill between the Via Boccea and the head of Hare. A shed covers the entire extension of the excavation, consisting of the bed and the banks of a river, now disappeared. The river, in its early and "young" phase, flowed fast and powerful, fed in the rainy season, to the point of digging the underlying rock and transporting materials and debris collected along the way. Due to climate change in the more "mature" phase of the river, its waters were covered by mud, fatal to some elephants trapped in the slimy slush. The excavation area, in addition to presenting us the river environment Strictly said, allows to reconstruct the environment with the help of two large painted panels. The panels show us the river, the countryside and the surrounding heights, the volcano Sabatino in the background and the animals that inhabited you: elephants, rhinos, deer, turtles of earth and water, foxes, wild cats, wolves, cattle, hawks. Also some plants were reconstructed, for example the typical swamp Tifes, liked food of the elephants. Approximately 22000 bones of different types have been found in the area. We recommend the visit because it is a real paleontological site "from the real". Very competent driving.
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