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Body Worlds show extended till 27 March

Posted on 30 January 2011

The world-renowned exhibition titled “Body Worlds –The Original Exhibition of Real Human Bodies” in Istanbul has been extended until March 27 due to the enormous numbers of visitors. The exhibition has attracted a quarter million people over the past six months.

It was opened at Antrepo No. 3  in June 2010 as part of the Istanbul 2010 European Capital of Culture events series. It is the first time it has been hosted by a Muslim country. The exhibition is organized in collaboration with Istanbul University, acting as the scientific and medical consultant for the exhibition.

“Body Worlds” is the first exhibition of its kind where visitors learn about anatomy, psychology and health by viewing 200 real human bodies that have been prevented from decomposing thanks to a method called plastination, which was discovered by German scientist and anatomist Dr. Gunter von Hagens in 1977.

Plastination is a groundbreaking method of halting decomposition and preserving anatomical specimens for scientific and medical education.

Since 1995, more than 29 million people in more than 60 countries have viewed the Body Worlds exhibition.are then cured with light, heat, or certain gases, which give the specimens rigidity and permanence.

Tickets are available at Biletix and Antrepo No. 3 box offices.

Ticket Price: adults 26,50 TL; children 20,50 TL; students  22,50 TL; 65+  22,50 TL

Where: Antrepo  No. 3 is next to the museum Istanbul Modern in Tophane district

Address : Meclisi Mebusan Caddesi

Tramstop: Tophane

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