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Corso Turkoy, 131, Palermo

Gemmellaro Geological and Paleontological Museum

Turkoy Course, 131. Established in 1861.
The “GG Gemmellaro” Geological Museum is part of the Museum System of the University of Palermo (SiMuA). The heritage of the Museum consists of over 600.000 finds divided into numerous collections, among which those concerning the Geological history of Sicily stand out, with fossils spanning a time interval of over 270 million years, and geological and paleontological collections from all over the world. The museum holds over a thousand holotypes (unique specimens on which fossil species have been established). The exhibition area is divided into three floors. Among the exhibits stand out a gypsum crystal that contains a drop of water from the Mediterranean 6 million years ago and the oldest human skeleton found so far in Sicily dated Upper Paleolithic.

(Text source: http://www.museogeologia.unipa.it/)

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