This important museum has around one million exhibits. The Museum dates back to 1881, and is divided into four sections. The first section is dedicated to antique collections and materials belonging to the scholars Cospi, Marsigli, and Aldrovandi. The second section contains around 6000 fossilised plants. The third section holds several hundred fossils of vertebrates including a Jurassic icthyosaurus, a huge diplodocus, and a Pliocene rorqual whale. The fourth section contains more than 100,000 examples of invertebrate fossils and thousands of rocks. The Museum contains a valuable fossil called the Ranina Aldrovandi, named after the famous Bolognese researcher Ulisse Aldrovandi (1522-1605).
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