Friday, July 8, 2016

ITALY / SWITZERLAND - Monte San Giorgio

"The pyramid-shaped, wooded mountain of Monte San Giorgio beside Lake Lugano is regarded as the best fossil record of marine life from the Triassic Period (245–230 million years ago). The sequence records life in a tropical lagoon environment, sheltered and partially separated from the open sea by an offshore reef. Diverse marine life flourished within this lagoon, including reptiles, fish, bivalves, ammonites, echinoderms and crustaceans. Because the lagoon was near land, the remains also include land-based fossils of reptiles, insects and plants, resulting in an extremely rich source of fossils." -

A great view !
Thank you so much Gosia for sharing this postcard with me!

Thank you so much Ania for sharing this postcard with me
and for using matching stamps!
Great to hear also that you visited the site few months ago.
It sure was fun!

Another great card! This time, from Oscar who visited Lugano.
Thank you so much Oscar for sharing with me this postcard!


Ania said...

I am glad it arrived :). The rubbber stamp in the back comes from the museum on Monte San Giorgio itself.

Jan said...

The postmark is so nice indeed, Ania... Thanks much!