Sick skeletons exhibition in Barcelona

25th March 2009, Comments 0 comments

Over 130 skeletons revealing the different kinds of illness and ailments that afflicted human ancestors are on display in Barcelona’s Egyptian Museum till 30 June.

It’s a gathering of over 130 skeletons and human remains from different historical periods at Barcelona’s Egyptian Museum most recent exhibition, Skeleton sick: A vision of the disease over times.

The exhibition, which has taken more than two years' preparation and research, brings together skeletons and human remains which reveal diseases – polio, tuberculosis, leprosy, white plague or benign and malignant tumours – that afflicted human ancestors and are similar to modern day illness.

Documenting the different types of diseases that have plagued mankind and understanding how human ancestors have survived them are ways to understanding the social cohesive environment of the past, says the curator of the museum, Albert Isidro.

Skeleton sick: A vision of the disease over times
Venue: Museu Egipcide Barcelona, Valencia, 284. E-08007
Tel: (34) 93 488 01 88
Period: Now till 30 June 2009
How to get there:
by Metro: L2, L3 i L4. Passeig de Gràcia. L1 Plaça Catalunya. L5 Diagonal.
by Bus: 7, 16, 17, 20, 22, 24, 28, 39, 43, 44, 45, 47 i Tomb Bus.
by FGC: Provença o Plaça Catalunya

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