The Elephant Rock of Castelsardo Tauheed Ahmad May 4, 2016 Nature, Travel 1062 An unusual rock formation normally surprised drivers just like an elephant located Sardinia Italy. The Elephant Rock of Castelsardo describes as a “peculiarity” due to its resemblance with trunked animal. The below pictures were taken by a student Giulia Lupino. She is curious about Elephant rock from several years, but finally she travelled down to State Road 134 to capture photographs of the Rock. The Elephant Rock was known with the name Sa Pedra pertunta that signifies perforated stone. The massive mass of trachyte stone is thought to have been part of rocky complex of Monte Casteddazzu, but as the time passes, it broke away and rolled down the valley to its present location on the trunk road. Geologists believe, erosion led to the unusual appearance being formed with the perforated boulder bearing what looks like a trunk. Therefore, it is not the only natural formation to resemble with large creature. The young (19 years) photographer said, the bizarre rock has the form of an elephant about four meters high looks incredible to see from each side. The true sculptors of rock initially thought a small one, but actually it is massive in fact. Moreover not only does the rock add to the natural beauty of the area but it also has archaeological impact as it contains two ‘Domus de Janas’ – a type of chamber tomb found in Sardinia. Moreover, the walls of the frequent erratically shaped chambers have relief decorations, cow horns and bull heads on a low base formed in the rock. A similar type of Rock Formation is located on the island of Heimaey in Southern Iceland; a basalt rock on the ocean side cliffs bears a weird resemblance to enormous elephant complete with wrinkled skin reaching its trunk into the sea. This rock is believed to form by volcanoes, rising out water. The elephant rock of Iceland can be found on the largest island in the Vestmannaeyiar, one of most widespread tourist attractions in summer months. Read Elephant Rock of Iceland Source: Dailymail it also has archaeological impact as it contains two ‘Domus de Janas’ – a type of chamber tomb found in Sardinia. The massive mass of trachyte stone is thought to have been part of rocky complex of Monte Casteddazzu, Giulia Lupino captured these striking images of Elephant Rock, which is situated along a trunk road in Castelsardo, Sardinia, Italy Lupino travelled down the State Road 134 to take pictures of the rock that she describes as a ‘peculiarity’ of her town On the island of Heimaey in southern Iceland, this basalt rock formation bears an uncanny resemblance to a gigantic elephant The large mass of trachyte stone is believed to have been part of a rocky complex of Monte Casteddazzu, before it broke away and rolled down the valley There is a rock in Italy that looks exactly like an elephant, complete with large head and dangling trunk Related PostsElephant Rock A Natural Sculptures in IcelandThe Dolerite Columns of Coastal TasmaniaThe Roque Cinchado: A Unique Rock Formation in Island of TenerifeKit-Mikayi The Mysterious Rock Formation in KenyaVasquez Rocks, A Spectacular Rock FormationsDevil’s Slide, A Strange Geological Wonder in UtahThe Granite Town, The Strange 65-ft Tall Rock Formations just Discovered in SiberiaElephant Foot Glacier Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment.