|Location:||In Carini, near Palermo. A29 Palermo-Trapani exit Carini, statale 113 towards Villagrazia di Carini, turn off onto via Carburangeli at km 286.|
|Dimension:||A=22m asl., L=400m|
R.N.I. Grotta di Carburangeli via Umberto 1°, 64 - 90044 Carini (Pa), Tel: +39-091-8669797, Fax: +39-091-8662063.
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|Last update:||$Date: 2015/08/30 21:56:06 $|
|1865||first archaeological excavation by G.G. Gemmellaro.|
|1996||Nature reserve founded.|
The Grotta di Carburangeli is said to be one of the most important caves of Sicily. It is a nice karst cave with speleothems but also an important archaeological site. The first excavation was made by G.G. Gemmellaro in 1865 and revealed terracotta sherds from the bronze age. Palaeontological findings include bear, small elephants, wolf, horse, and ox.
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