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09 March 2018

Focus Info: Renovation of the Balzi Rossi Museum

Last Thursday, H.S.H. Prince Albert II inaugurated the renovation of the Balzi Rossi Museum of Prehistory, which was founded in 1898. In this museum, situated in the town of Ventimiglia in Italy, in the hamlet of the Grimaldi, various items discovered by scientific researchers during excavations in the caves on the site are on display. The renovation was carried out by the Italian Ministry of Culture, following a publication presented by the Institute of Human Palaeontology, in association with the Albert I of Monaco Foundation. Among these extraordinary discoveries, which date back to prehistoric times, several tombs and a huge elephant skeleton can be seen. Excavations in the Balzi Rossi caves are still ongoing, in collaboration with the Monaco Museum of Prehistoric Anthropology.

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