Europe Vacation 2015: Gustavianum 2
This spread is the second of our visit to the Gustavianum. This page show cases the Anatomical theatre which was built over 100 years before the American Revolution!
Wikipedia shares that “an anatomical theatre was an institution used in teaching anatomy at early modern universities. The theatre was usually a room of roughly amphitheatrical shape, in the centre of which would stand the table on which the dissections of human or animal bodies took place. Around this table were several circular, elliptic or octagonal tiers with railings, where students or other observers could stand and get a good view of the dissection almost from above and unencumbered by the spectators in the rows in front.”
The left hand page shows pictures from the anatomical theatre including two that show how steep the rows are. It was quite a chore to get up and down the steps. In the center of these pictures is the round brown entrance sticker that we had to wear while in the museum, which you will see on the two other pages from this event. (See Spread 1, Spread 3).
The right hand page also includes one of these stickers, along with exhibits from the museum. I really enjoy the bottom right hand picture when my son seems to be bonding with the skeleton of a gorilla.