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Chamber of Text, Intramuros

The Chamber of Text, or Bulwagan ng Panulat features a number of writings by Rizal, including some of his scientific discoveries in Dapitan, replicas of his famous sculptures, and many more.

bulwagan ng panulat chamber of text
The Bulwagan ng Panulat(Chamber of Text) in Fort Santiago  features a huge collection of works and writings by Dr. Jose Rizal. 

Sucesos de las islas Filipinas doctor antonio de morga
The greatest achievement of Rizal in London was the annotating of Morga's book, Sucesos de las Islas Filipinas (Historical Events of the Philippine Islands) which was published in Mexico, 1609. He spent many days in the reading room of the British Museum poring over the pages of this book and laboriously reading the old histories of the Philippines (Zaide, 2008). 

a group of sketches by Rizal
A group of sketches by Rizal

draco rizali
 Rizal discovered some rare specimens which were named in his honor by the scientists. Among these were Draco rizali (a flying dragon), Apogonia rizali (a small beetle), and Rhacophorus rizali (a rare frog) -- [Zaide, 2008].

rhacophorus rizali
 Rizal discovered some rare specimens which were named in his honor by the scientists. Among these were Draco rizali (a flying dragon), Apogonia rizali (a small beetle), and Rhacophorus rizali (a rare frog) -- [Zaide, 2008].

el filibusterismo
The El Filibusterismo


jose rizal hongkong
In Hong Kong, Rizal stayed at the Victoria Hotel. He was welcomed by the Filipino residents (Zaide, 2008). 

jose rizal marcelo h del pilar mariano ponce
Jose Rizal, Marcelo H. Del Pilar & Mariano Ponce

jose rizal medical instruments
Jose Rizal's medical instruments
 Rizal practised medicine in Dapitan. He had many patients, but most of them were poor so that he even gave them free medicine (Zaide, 2008).

jose rizal portrait
A portrait of Rizal

la solidaridad
On February 15, 1889, Graciano Lopez Jaena founded the patriotic newspaper called La Solidaridad in Barcelona, where he was then residing. Two days after the birth of La Solidaridad, del Pilar wrote to Rizal in London: "At last our little newspaper was born. It is democratic in its opinion, but very much more so in the organization of its staff. .. " (Zaide, 2008). 

leonor rivera portrait
A portrait of Leonor Rivera
 Leonor Rivera was a young lady from Camiling, and a cousin of Jose Rizal.  Leonor's father had provided room and board in Casa Tomasina, Intramuros for Rizal when the youth was still starting his third year at the university. The young girl was then a student at La Concordia College where Soledad, Rizal's little sister was also studying.

noli me tangere
The Noli Me Tangere

noli me tangere
The Noli Me Tangere

prometheus bound
Prometheus Bound
 In the Museum of Art [in Dresden], ... Rizal was also deeply impressed by a painting of Prometheus Bound and recalled seeing a representation of the same idea in an art gallery in Paris (Zaide, 2008).

shells gathered in dapitan
During his four-year exile in Dapitan, Rizal built up a rich collection of concology which consisted of 346 shells representing 203 species (Zaide, 2008). 

shells gathered in dapitan
 During his four-year exile in Dapitan, Rizal built up a rich collection of concology which consisted of 346 shells representing 203 species (Zaide, 2008). 

triumph of science over death
Triumph of Science over Death
 The Triumph of Science over Death is a clay sculpture made by José Rizal as a gift to his friend Ferdinand Blumentritt. The statue is composed of a naked, young woman with overflowing hair, standing on a skull while bearing a torch (via Wikipedia).



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