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Ercole Lelli's anatomical waxworks, Palazzo Poggi

A few weeks ago I was in Bologna with my wife visiting family. We spent an afternoon checking out two amazing human anatomical collections: one at the Museum of Palazzo Poggi and another at the Institute of Human Anatomy (both part of the University of Bologna). Many of the models date back to the 18th century and are used to teach both normal and abnormal human physiology. The Institute of Human Anatomy also has a massive collection of crania spanning the entire history of Italy. It’s a bioarchaeologist’s dream!

The full set of pictures can be seen here: