Secrets of the Dead

Leonardo's anatomical drawings

Clip: Season 16 Episode 4 | 3m 19s | Video has closed captioning.

First sign of Leonardo's actual practical involvement in anatomy and dissection is some wonderful, slightly eerie drawings of a skull, dateable to about 1489. Leonardo’s illustrations, as precise as his technical drawings of machines, were unequalled in accuracy until the photographic techniques of the 19th century.

Aired: 04/05/17

Rating: NR

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