Analysis of a preserved mummy head reveals a surprising amount of accuracy and skill in medical science during Europe's Dark Ages, according to a study. The specimen, which dates between 1200 and 1280 A.D., consists of a head and part of shoulders with the brain removed. "It's state-of-the-art. I suppose that the preparator did not do this just one time, but several times, to be so good at this," said researcher Philippe Charlier.
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