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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silversummit

silversummit - Jun 16, 2010 1:37 pm - Voted 10/10

And stayed!

Guess he stayed so long he fozzilized!

Amazing picture!

Vid Pogachnik

Vid Pogachnik - Jun 16, 2010 3:29 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: And stayed!

It's a well known tourist attraction, by the road.

rpc

rpc - Jun 16, 2010 3:49 pm - Voted 10/10

wow!

that's impressive. Nice one Vid.

Vid Pogachnik

Vid Pogachnik - Jun 17, 2010 4:38 am - Hasn't voted

Re: wow!

Thanks, Radek! Just a small tourist candy ;)
There are many strange rock formations over there: bear, cangaroo, ...

lcarreau

lcarreau - Jun 17, 2010 7:53 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: wow!

I wanna see the bear !!!

When they're rocks, you don't have to feed them!

Gangolf Haub

Gangolf Haub - Jan 19, 2011 9:28 am - Voted 10/10

Re: wow!

There you go (half a year too late):

Vid Pogachnik

Vid Pogachnik - Jan 19, 2011 2:47 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: wow!

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

EricChu

EricChu - Feb 4, 2011 3:54 pm - Voted 10/10

That's...

...a NATURAL ROCK?

Vid Pogachnik

Vid Pogachnik - Feb 9, 2011 2:01 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: That's...

Yes it is. Sardinia and Corsica are famous to host them a lot.

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