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cadaver holding a football at Venetian Macao Human Bodies Exhibition spine at Venetian Macao Human Bodies Exhibition hip bone at Venetian Macao Human Bodies Exhibition two faces showing facial muscles at Venetian Macao Human Bodies Exhibition close up of human facial muscles at Venetian Macao Human Bodies Exhibition

 

The Human Bodies Exhibition gives a thorough examination of the human body and everything that goes into it: skin, bones, muscles, organs, arteries, veins, blood vessels, the nervous system, the digestive system etc.  There's even a few dead fetuses shown so you can judge their development.  If you're looking for a good time and a few laughs, then look elsewhere, because this exhibition is a very systematic, no nonsense portrayal of what makes every one of what we are.  I found the environment inside the hall to be extremely cold, clinical and unforgiving.  Remember, all the displays are the remains of preserved corpses.

 

cadaver leaning back illustrating human muscles at Venetian Macao Human Bodies Exhibition muscles of the foot at Venetian Macao Human Bodies Exhibition muscles of the leg at Venetian Macao Human Bodies Exhibition human brain displayed at Venetian Macao Human Bodies Exhibition model of human heart at Venetian Macao Human Bodies Exhibition

 

With that warning out of the way, the Human Bodies Exhibition is definitely worth seeing.  Not only was it very educational but it made me view myself - and you - and everyone else - in whole new ways.  My first impression was that we're very fortunate to be able to walk down streets and see people's outsides and not their insides.  In no uncertain terms, every one of us is ugly inside.  Not too many people would be getting checked out if their skin was peeled back and their innards and guts and intestines were revealed for all to see. 
 

skull showing veins of the head at Venetian Macao Human Bodies Exhibition body showing human blood vessels at Venetian Macao Human Bodies Exhibition heart and blood vessels at Venetian Macao Human Bodies Exhibition blood vessels in the lungs at Venetian Macao Human Bodies Exhibition blood vessels around the heart at Venetian Macao Human Bodies Exhibition

 

My second impression was much deeper and I think it was the main point of the exhibition.  I actually walked away from the hall a little bit in disbelief.  The human body is such an amazing collection of different elements that its hard to believe they're all part of the same individual unit.  Of course we all learn from early ages what these different parts are, but I don't think many people really have a sense of the larger picture, that each element is just one piece in a larger puzzle, they're all as indispensable as the next, and we need all of them functioning together in unison to preserve our health, and keep us living and well.  It also boggles the mind to consider just how easily this advanced and complicated system can be made, and that so many come into the world everyday.   
 

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Tickets are $120 and the exhibition ends on March 31, 2013.  Hours are from 12 to 8 pm daily.

 

model of human intestines at Venetian Macao Human Bodies Exhibition cadaver split in two showing left and right hand side internal organs at Venetian Macao Human Bodies Exhibition cadaver showing exposed stomach at Venetian Macao Human Bodies Exhibition development of a fetus model at Venetian Macao Human Bodies Exhibition open belly of a pregnant woman at Venetian Macao Human Bodies Exhibition model of human guts and intestines at Venetian Macao Human Bodies Exhibition

 

 

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