Photographer's Note

A corridor near the the Anatomical Theatre (old anatomy hall) in the Archiginnasio Palace, built in the 16th century as the main seat of the Bologna University.

Almost all surfaces of walls and ceilings are completely covered with coats of arms representing kings, barons, dukes, lords and other nobles of Europe, as well as professors and students of the university. There are about 7000 of them.
Among the students there were many famous scholars, poets and musicians:
Francesco Petrarca, Erasmus of Rotterdam, Albrecht Dürer, Nicolaus Copernicus, Paracelsus, Marcello Malpighi, Luigi Galvani, Giovanni Cassini, Umberto Eco and many, many others.

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