Located just east of Rome’s Vatican City, this medical history museum is housed in a former anatomical theater where students dissected corpses to better understand human anatomy. The anatomical theater was part of the complex of Santo Spirito in Sassia, a learning hospital established in the 12th century.
Today, the museum includes a reconstruction of a 17th-century pharmacy and alchemical laboratory (where you can see a reproduction of Rome’s famous alchemical door), a large library of old books, and an impressive display of anatomical models. The wax models include the alleged skull of Pliny the Elder, and a rare ivory anatomical Venus from the 17th century.
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|In Rome, do as the Romans do! en fr it ru||2014||0.3km||site_izi|
|The Flying Donkey||2020||0.6km||site_ao|
|Porto di Ripetta||2020||1.1km||site_ao|
|Passetto del Biscione||2019||1.1km||site_ao|
|Buca Dello Spione||2019||1.1km||site_ao|
|Santa Maria sopra Minerva Flood Markers||2019||1.3km||site_ao|
|Elephant and Obelisk||2019||1.3km||site_ao|
|Vatican City Walls||2019||0.5km||site_ao|
|Vatican Mosaic Studio||2018||0.8km||site_ao|
|Saint Catherine Russian Orthodox Church||2017||1km||site_ao|
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