Wednesday, February 1, 2017

There Was Just Something About That Smile...

...that made me wonder about the 'mannequin' in that exhibit!

As it turns out, a mannequin head used in a natural history exhibit, showing a man fighting off lions attacking his camel (a one humper, aka: dromedary), is apparently a real human head or at least contains the skull of a human. For many years it was known that the head's teeth were real human teeth but only recently did an x-ray of the head show it to contain a human skull! Reserachers at Pittsburgh's Carnegie Museum of natural History made the discovery during a restoration of the exhibit.  More here.

While they are saying they cannot return the skull to is gravesite, because the exhibit has been around since the mid-1800s and they do not know the location of the gravesite. I think they are assuming an awful lot regarding the source of the skull and I have to wonder if it ever was actually removed from a gravesite. Imagine, for a moment, if you will - that the skull and possibly other body parts incorporated into the mannequin are those of a murder victim and that the killer devised a devilishly unique plan to hide the remains. I wonder how many unsolved murders took place in and around Paris when the exhibit was created.

All the best,
Glenn B 

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