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TEMPORARY EXHIBITION

The Secret Histories of Chastity Belts
Myth and Reality
(23rd July - 24th October 2010)

In popular opinion, the use of chastity belts dates back to the time of the Crusades and its aim was to enforce and ensure womanly fidelity.

The concept is false. It is actually based on an 18th century myth, which not only survived until the end of the 20th century both in scholarly literature and that of popular science, but the collections of major and minor museums also made efforts to provide some relevant data.

 

 
PERMANENT EXHIBITION

KPEK A GYGYTS MLTJBL Pictures from the history of healing

The core of our exhibition is made up by the history of western medicine. We will guide our visitors from ancient Egypt to the most modern times. The exhibition represents the development of biological knowledge, surgery and obstetrics techniques through scientific books, documents, paintings, statues, etc.
 
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