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OSPEDALE Maggiore: photo description (Ospedale Maggiore)

OSPEDALE Maggiore, traditionally named CA, with the Grand building in the centre of Milan, constructed to accommodate one of the first public hospitals. The customer of construction in 1456 was made by Francesco Sforza, and worked on the project of the architect Antonio filarete. The building itself is one of the first examples of Renaissance architecture in Lombardy. Today in the OSPEDALE Maggiore is Milan state University, but inside you can still see the traces of "medical" purpose.

As mentioned above, the project of the hospital worked with renowned architect filarete, but directly he engaged in the construction engineer Guiniforte Solari, put his hand also to the construction of the monastery complex Certosa di Pavia. Over Cloitre and decorate them worked Giovanni Antonio Amadeo, the pupil and son-in Solari.

Originally OSPEDALE Maggiore was conceived as a hospital for the poor, but to receive treatment there could almost any. And over time, the hospital became the centre of medical life in Milan. At the beginning of the 20th century it was decided that the hospital needed to move to a new place for the channel. This move coincided with the founding of the University of Milan, who took over the building of the Ka Grande. In the further part of OSPEDALE Maggiore also includes the hospitals of San Carlo Borromeo di Milano and Sesto San Giovanni.

Today in the historical archives of the hospital there is an interesting exhibit. In the early 19th century, the Milanese Carlo Ignazio busca was brought to Milan an Egyptian mummy in a sarcophagus and a papyrus. The mummy is now kept in the Castello Sforzesco, but the papyrus can be seen in the OSPEDALE Maggiore. However, the original is not available for viewing, but you can see its digital reproduction. Ancient Egyptian papyrus reproduces the famous book of the Dead — a collection of hymns and religious texts intended to help the deceased to overcome the dangers of the underworld. According to scientists, this collection was created in Thebes in 14-13 th centuries BC.