Skull from 5,000-year-ago craniotomy displayed


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A skull, on which a real craniotomy operation was carried 5,000 years ago, has been displayed in Shandong Museum recently. Regarded as the earliest evidence of a successful craniotomy practice in China, the skull was unearthed from a site of ancient cultural relics named Fujia Dawenkou in Guangrao, a county of east China's Shandong Province, in 1995.

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A skull, on which a real craniotomy operation was carried 5,000 years ago, has been displayed in Shandong Museum recently. Regarded as the earliest evidence of a successful craniotomy practice in China, the skull was unearthed from a site of ancient cultural relics named Fujia Dawenkou in Guangrao, a county of east China's Shandong Province, in 1995.


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