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The paleontological Museum Rinaldo Zardini: photos, description (Museo Paleontologico)

The paleontological Museum Rinaldo Zardini in the resort town of Cortina d'ampezzo, lies one of the most important collections of fossil remains, which from 220 to 230 million years. The Museum was opened in 1975 year, the historical building chaza de RA Regales in the heart of the city. His exposition rekonstruiruet life and ecosystems of tropical seas, the bottom of which in that remote epoch was the Dolomites. To imagine that life can be, wandering among thousands of samples of marine organisms fossilised over time, and revealing the geological history of the Earth. The Museum's collection Rinaldo Zardini is one of the largest in the world. Here you can see the shells of marine invertebrates, corals, sponges and fossils of numerous animals. Limestone plaque that covered them allowed fossil to remain excellent, some of them even retained their original chemical structure!

Rinaldo Zardini was a local scholar, who for many years his life to studying the territory of the Dolomites around Cortina d'ampezzo. He carefully Packed up their exhibits and catalogued them, identifying each by name and specifying the time and place of its discovery. The collection of the paleontological Museum was expanded by exhibits transferred to other researchers, and the reputation of the Museum grew, not only at national but also at international level.