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Ancient brain surgery techniques recreated

Researchers have recreated ancient brain surgery techniques for the first time in 2,300 years. Among the findings made by the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography, at the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Science, were that the surgeons were highly skilful with the operations carried out with only one primitive

Ancient Tibetan book reveals 3,000-year-old brain surgery

A study of the Tibetan Tripitaka has revealed that brain surgery was being practiced by doctors at least 2,900 years ago. Karma Trinley, an avid researcher and reader of classic Tibetan literature, Buddhism and calligraphy, began studying the Tripitaka in 1970. "It describes in detail how a young Indian doctor watched

Bronze Age brain surgery

Archaeologists in Turkey have unearthed two obsidian blades used as bronze age surgical tools and skulls showing evidence of scarring. What makes you think they were used for surgery? We have found traces of cuts on skulls in a nearby graveyard. Out of around 700 skulls, 14 have these marks.