May your slumber remain horrifying and unclean. The subconscious teacher of what freedom really means. Although we all count our blessings, and wait for the sandman to come…”life” is what happens when we realize that our dreams and reality have become one. Bye for now….. I will (SEE) you all in August…thanks for following..

The Prince of Sansevero’s Anatomical Machines
Located in the Underground Chamber at the Museum Cappella Sansevero.
The Machines were made by the doctor Giuseppe Salerno of Palermo, under the direction of Raimondo di Sangro. The discovery of notaries’ deeds and credit notes makes it possible to date these “works” to 1763-64.

The Anatomical Machines have fuelled the so-called “black legend” about the Prince of Sansevero. According to popular belief, Raimondo di Sangro “had two of his servants killed, a man and a women, and had the bodies strangely embalmed so that they showed all the viscera, the arteries and the veins. These experiments need to be contextualised within the wide-ranging spectrum of experiments and interests of the Prince of Sansevero, who also took an interest in medicine. Furthermore, the skeleton of the woman was on a base and could be made to “turn right round so as to allow observation of all the parts”, which leads to the conclusion that Raimondo di Sangro had designed it as an object of study. It should not be forgotten, however, that he intended to – and succeeded in –amazing contemporary and future observers, and the original location of the Machines in the Apartment of the Phoenix is significant, given the association of the bird in question with the myth of resurrection and immortality.

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