In this month of intense medical activity, the Grand Curtius is highlighting this Delft earthenware pharmacy jar dating from the early 18th century, found in the Bavarian hospital. The inscription at the centre of the jar provides information about its contents: the Andromachean theriac, from the Greek thêriakos meaning "that which concerns poisonous beasts". A remedy sometimes adulated, sometimes denounced, let it take you on a journey through the centuries of its history, from Ancient Greece to the mysterious pharmacies of Liège, not forgetting the doctor of Emperor Nero, whose name it will retain.
The Battle of Stalingrad refers to the fighting that occurred between 17 July 1942 and 2 February 1943 for control of the eponymous city, which has been our sister city since 1959. The USSR forces fought those of the Third Reich. The fighting, which lasted six months, claimed the lives of about 750,000 soldiers and 250,000 civilians, making the Battle of Stalingrad one of the deadliest in history.
It was one of the great defeats of the German army and was definitely a major strategic turning point in World War II.
Is this the longest century? The 19th century, which marked the beginnings of the modern era, began with the French Revolution of 1789, which marked both the end of the old regime and, under the banner of freedom, the advent of a new world that needed to be built.
This exhibition runs until 31 December 2018.