A friend from Verona made me aware of the use of the reddish or pink marble from Verona, in many areas of Venice. He also showed me examples of fossilised ammonites embedded in this marble, while I was in Verona.
So, when I remembered to look down, I was treated to a visual feast of these ancient treasures in Venice.
And, not in the red marble, but still stunning. I wonder how old they are?
Isn’t it extraordinary that we humans can look at, and even walk upon the remains of these creatures? It’s likely that, wherever you live, you’ll be able to see ammonites and other fossils, at least in a museum near you.
For some information about the way the ammonites lived, visit a site such as this one: