Did you know that through his meticulous observations of rocks and fossils Leonardo da Vinci made earth-shattering discoveries in the field of geology?
During his detailed investigation of terrain and his topological study of the Alpine region north of Milan, Leonardo made accurate annotations on fish fossil and leaf fossil nichi in the Codex Leister, Codex Atlanticus and Paris Manuscripts.
He was the first to understand that the Alps were once submerged under the sea and then raised. This was only fully understood by the scientific community in the 1950s when the theory of Plate Tectonics gained acceptance.
You can see the Da Vinci Machines exhibition at Latrobe Regional Gallery in Morwell, Victoria, from Sat 27 February.
Be prepared to discover new things about the genius who is best known for his famous paintings and iconic inventions.
Free but bookings are essential.
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