An immersion in the prehistoric world along the banks of a Pleistocene river
The discovery of a large elephant tusk gave rise to an archaeological investigation in 1981 in this area that brought to light a stretch of an ancient riverbed, with over 2000 artifacts, belonging to species unthinkable today in the Roman countryside as the ancient elephant, urus, hippopotamus and rhinoceros. This deposit, on this show now, dating back to about two hundred thousand years ago, is today the last testimony of an extraordinary series of Pleistocene deposits that dotted the lower Aniene valley, destroyed by the advance of the city. The itinerary of the visit includes the observation of the deposit from the top of a walkway with completely natural lighting to highlight the big pink rocks and the fossil remains. With the help of information technology, movies, animated sequences and current movies, we try to reconstruct the landscape two hundred thousand years ago, stimulating the viewer’s imagination, to discover and admire what is no longer there.
CASAL DE’ PAZZI, Via Egidio Galbani, 6. Admission: for free upon mandatory reservation 060608. Opening hours: Tuesday-Friday 9 a.m.-2 p.m. (last admission at 1 p.m.); Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (last admission at 1 p.m).