Cases of 2,000 skulls


14 Responses to “Cases of 2,000 skulls”

  1. santellana says:

    i think i remember something like this in the futurama feature length epic “Bender’s Big Score”, i’ll have to get the sounds of screaming on my mp3 and see if i can surprise my girlfriend with a trip to the hall of screaming skulls.

  2. Anonymous says:

    I took Gross Anatomy at med school. The Anatomy suite was a freak show of jars showing all sorts of things they found interesting during dissections, autopsies, operations, etc.

    Point to remember: If you had anything in your that would make an experience surgeon or anatomist go “Damn, I gotta stick that in a jar and show others!” it wasn’ t a good sign.

    Of course, the cavalcade of still births display was both illuminating , frightening, sad, and a bit funny all at the same time.

    For some reason I’ll never fathom, they also had a whale penis sitting on a table in the corner.

  3. Ugly Canuck says:

    Sherlock Holmes and the Case of 2,000 Skulls.

  4. sonny p fontaine says:

    i’m pretty close to having this many myself(i’ve lost count)soon i’ll be able to reach heaven and pick gods nose…

  5. Takuan says:

    mine never keep

  6. indieandy says:

    My girlfriend is an osteologist, and she works with enormous collections like this. She showed me the vault in Cambridge, in the basement of the anthropology building, which has thousands and thousands of skulls (not on display, but in boxes, in enormous rolling shelves, like a library archive). There were signs everywhere warning about the fire system – if the fire alarm went off, in thirty seconds the vault would lock itself and fill with argon to put out the fire (and suffocate anyone left inside). The collection is absolutely irreplaceable – it’s thousands, sometimes millions of years worth of preserved human remains. They were mostly skeletons, but there was the occasional smoked mummy. Upstairs there were primate skeletons as well.

    Anthropology is pretty cool. I would post the pictures I took, but the people using the lab are under pretty strict instruction to be incredibly respectful to the remains, as some of them are tribal (and are really only there because they were collected by ‘adventurers’ 100 years ago and never returned). While we weren’t doing anything untoward, I’d rather be on the safe side. Besides, you can’t really express the sense of history and awe.

  7. anthony says:

    Once he was the head of the anatomy department, now he’s just a head in the anatomy department.

  8. Latente says:

    if you like the “genere” and you come to Milan,
    don’t miss S. Bernardino alle Ossa:

  9. togetherless says:

    Can a person who commits suicide be a “victim?”

  10. Takuan says:

    ask me after I drive you to it

  11. nanuq says:

    The Capuchin crypt is all right (and sipping cappucino at one of the cafes nearby seems oddly appropriate). I can’t believe I was in Bologna a couple of months ago and missed that museum. Reason to go back I guess. Of course there are ossuaries all over Europe (the Catacombs in Paris are first-rate).

  12. minamisan says:

    and you’re saying I can’t even have one to use for the bong i’m making?

  13. legion says:

    “Case of 2000 Skulls”… wasn’t that a Russ Meyer movie? Or maybe a White Zombie album… I forget…

  14. acx99 says:

    If you’re in Rome and anywhere near Via Veneto / Piazza Barberini, be sure to check out the old Monastery of the Capuchin Monks for some seriously hardcore death-art. or for some better pictures.

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