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Typology: Scientific Museum, University Museum


Address: Piazzale Aldo Moro, 5
Zone: Quartiere Tiburtino (Roma est)
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Presso il primo piano del Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra nella Città Universitaria


Telephone: +39 06 49914825
Fax: +39 06 4463068

Opening times

Mon-Thus 9.30am-1.00pm
Fryday 9.30am-1.00pm by appointement

Closed Saturday, Sunday and from 23 December to 6 January


Modalità di partecipazione: Free entrance


The Museum of Geology developed from the collection of rocks and fossils of the Roman doctor and naturalist Giuseppe Ponzi (1805-1885), the first holder of the chair of Geology founded by Pious the Ninth in 1864. It was further enlarged by the acquisition of the geologic and paleontologic collections yielded by the Kircherian Museum. The current set up of the exhibition documents the main Italian geologic formations and the formation of rocks through the volcanic activities or the erosion of the land surface. It also keeps two important collections of ancient marbles, the Accordi and the T. Belli. The former presents about 600 splendid specimens of ornamental and decorative rocks such as oriental alabasters, cipolins, granites, and marbles, while the latter consists of about 800 pieces of marbles coming from the monuments of ancient Rome and from various European localities.


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