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19th century mummified heads analysed

Researchers have examined a collection of Italian 19th century mummifed heads. A mounted human head strikes a brain-teasing pose—just one of eight forgotten but stunningly preserved 19th-century Italian mummies whose secrets of preservation have only recently been unraveled. Working in the town of Salò, anatomist Giovan Battista Rini (1795-1856) "petrified" the corpses

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