404: Alessandro Volta – the objects are the models of the first electric cell.
The Venetian Ghetto, where the Jews lived. Origin of the term.
the original venetian ghetto from which we get the word ghetto
Venice. The photos are of “campo gheto”, where jews were forced to live under the venetian republic, and is the origin of the word Ghetto.
the venitian ghetto:
in venice, the jews were also forbidden to live anywhere other than the ghetto.
as time passed and jews reproduced more than the capacity of the gettos could handle, the buildings in venice ended up being reconstructed in a manner that had low ceilings and multiple stories to accomodate the surpluss population.
thus were born the 7 storied “sky scrapers” of venice!