Monday, September 20, 2010

Discover Something New About Your City: Part 4

Perhaps the qusrkiest museum in Torino is the Museum of Human Anatomy. Located at the University of Turin, it was opened in 1898 and houses a collection of curiosities like a Victorian curio cabinet, all pertaining to the human body. It's a museum not for the easily grossed-out and might slightly remind you of the Body Works Exhibition traveling the world now with that aim of education. As you would expect, there are real skeletons, organs preserved in large jars behind dark stained wood and glass cabinets, and examples of diseased parts from medical science. You can even find the brain and skeleton of the museum's founder who's wish it was to be displayed in the museum after his death. Come to think of it, this might be the most fun idea for Halloween.

Museum Link

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