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Cretaceous snails conceal themselves in monuments in Madrid

20:00 EDT 2 Aug 2017 | AAAS

(FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology) The fountains standing next to the Museo del Prado are built using a sedimentary rock full of gastropod shells from the time of the dinosaurs. These fossils have revealed the origin of the stone: forgotten quarries in Redueña, in the province of Madrid, where the building material for the Fountain of Apollo and the Palacio de las Cortes also came from.

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