The Pharmacy of St. Saviour in Jerusalem
by FABIO BELTOTTO
A singular patrimony of knowledge in the Middle East
A rich collection of jugs, saplings, apothecary vases and jars, pharmacopoeia, recipes and carefully preserved medical records make up the inventory of the Pharmacy of the Monastery of St. Saviour in Jerusalem. This pharmacy has served the needs of friars and pilgrims, the city’s Christian community, and its entire population regardless of creed, for several centuries.
This short multimedia exhibition presents the history of the Pharmacy, some elements of the collection of vases with their respective functions and some pages of ancient recipe books and antidotaries that continued up to nowadays