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Museo Avis di Paleontologia e mineralogia a Scandicci (GAMPS)
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The Avis Museum of Paleontology and Mineralogy (GAMPS)

GAMPS has set up a teaching aid to schools and all those who are interested in learning the origins of the Tuscan territory

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The museum is located on the first floor of in the former school in Badia a Settimo, which is known today as the Civico Ofelia Mangini. All of the items on display in the museum are there thanks to the research done by members of GAMPS, including the paleontology items, which were also discovered by GAMPS members. A room in the museum is showcases a systematic collection of minerals that was donated to the museum by the Pellegatta family. In addition, the paleontology section was enriched thanks to the donation of the Nedo Malpassi collection, which is comprised of 100 items, many of which are of great value and importance.

Among the most notable works on display is the whale fossil found in Castelfiorentino (a 9-meter long Pliocene whale). It is the most complete fossilized skeleton of a whale in Europe, and is currently the subject of study as it may be the only evidence of a new whale species that is extinct today.

Contact: gamps.it
Scandicci
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Scandicci, only 6 kilometres from Central Florence, is a small modern town surrounded by pleasant hills, accented by historic-artistic elements that render them especially attractive. The Scandicci area spreads from the banks of the river Arno in the north to the Val di Pesa in the southwest. ...
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