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Elephant Rock on Sardinia
When Hanibal was crossing with his army the Roman Empire, one of his elephants obviously came also on Sardinia. Near Castelsardo, April, 2010.

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The Elephant rock near Castelsardo, Sardinia, is more than just a local attraction. This few meters big natural sculpture, standing by the road 134, resembles an elephant, if seen from one or two angles. It is made of trachyte (a tipe of volcanic rock), and was part of the nearby mountain. The remains of a landslide were later shaped by erosion. But Elephant rock is not only a natural attraction. In the caves beneath it, two 'domus de janas' (Sardinian pre-historic chamber tombs) were discovered. On the walls of those caves animal and plant reliefs/carvings were found.

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silversummitAnd stayed!

silversummit

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Guess he stayed so long he fozzilized!

Amazing picture!
Posted Jun 16, 2010 1:37 pm

Vid PogachnikRe: And stayed!

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It's a well known tourist attraction, by the road.
Posted Jun 16, 2010 3:29 pm

rpcwow!

rpc

Voted 10/10

that's impressive. Nice one Vid.
Posted Jun 16, 2010 3:49 pm

Vid PogachnikRe: wow!

Vid Pogachnik

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Thanks, Radek! Just a small tourist candy ;)
There are many strange rock formations over there: bear, cangaroo, ...
Posted Jun 17, 2010 4:38 am

lcarreauRe: wow!

lcarreau

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I wanna see the bear !!!

When they're rocks, you don't have to feed them!
Posted Jun 17, 2010 7:53 pm

Gangolf HaubRe: wow!

Gangolf Haub

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There you go (half a year too late):

Posted Jan 19, 2011 9:28 am

Vid PogachnikRe: wow!

Vid Pogachnik

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I'd say they are feeding this one - otherwise, why would they charge entrance fee? Anyway, we came there before opening ;)

Posted Jan 19, 2011 2:47 pm

EricChuThat's...

EricChu

Voted 10/10

...a NATURAL ROCK?
Posted Feb 4, 2011 3:54 pm

Vid PogachnikRe: That's...

Vid Pogachnik

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Yes it is. Sardinia and Corsica are famous to host them a lot.
Posted Feb 9, 2011 2:01 pm

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Vid PogachnikSubmitted by Vid Pogachnik
on Jun 16, 2010 3:16 am

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