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Originally posted by haven123
Giovan Battista Rini stripped away the skin in the 19th century to show the muscles, airways and blood vessels inside the heads. Researchers have now discovered the specimens were injected with arsenic and mercury - or dipped in chemical baths to preserve them for research. Although mummification is associated with Ancient Egypt, it was carried out through the centuries for the benefit of researchers and medical students. The specimens have false hair and teeth and their eye caps have been added artificially. However, they are otherwise remarkably well looked after,
just thought id put i on here see what peoples thoughts are???