The G. Gemmellaro Geological Museum

The G. Gemmellaro Geological Museum is one of the most important Italian museums of geology and palaeontology.

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.