Elephants in Sicily

The Etna Museum has been recently eriched with a new exhibition on the elephant wich has become a symbol of Catania city after centuries of legend, hystory and science. Elephas falconeri, a species who used to live in Sicily in a period between 600.000 and 250.000 years ago, is the main character of the story described in the exhibit. Also the connection between the myth of the Cyclops and the dwarf elephants living in prehistoric times is well documented.
The opening of the new exhibition has been done together with that of an earthquake simulator which has been installed inside the Museum with the cooperation and assistance of the local group of Protezione Civile.

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