Trepanned skull

Regular price £950.00

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This is a real human skull, to one side is an example of trepanation. I purchased this from a Uk seller who believed it to be an authentic trepanation but to me it looks like this has been done post-mortem so that’s what I’ll be selling it as, essentially a museum quality replica (but real human skull).

The primary theories for the practice of trepanation in ancient times include spiritual purposes and treatment for epilepsy, headache, head wound, and mental disorders. It’s been written that it was also used to release pressure on the brain after an accident, this is a practice that’s been performed for thousands of years by various cultures worldwide. Well worth researching. I read a book once called “bore hole” about a man in modern times who wanted to perform the procedure on himself. That is worth a read. 

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All the remains I sell are over 100 years old for the law, ethically sourced and respect of the living friends and relatives, I would never sell any remains with a known name as this may upset the living and that is in my opinion disrespectful. If someone is disrespected with no link to a random skull then that is their opinion and in my mind not disrespectful.