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Museo di Storia Naturale

Museo di Storia Naturale
Via dei Tominz, 4
34100 Trieste
+39 040 675 4603
Among the oldest natural history museums in Italy (1846), it owes its name in particular to its unique collections. Antonio the dinosaur (Tethyshadros insularis) is the largest and most complete dinosaur found in Italy and Europe’s most important paleontological discovery; a human jaw, over 6,400 years old, showing signs of a dental filling made of beeswax, is the most ancient example of dental care in the world. Another unique exhibit is Carlotta, the 5.4-metre white shark captured at the beginning of the 1900s in the Kvarner Gulf. Among the fossils definitely worth mentioning, the Acynodon adriaticus, an oyster-eating crocodile, and the old Carsosaurus Marchesettii.