Smashed Human Skull

Smashed Human Skull

This smashed human skull is said to be the horrifying result of a mace to the face. Anthropologists believe that the man who received this shattering blow did indeed survive as there is evidence of medical intervention in what can only be called medieval brain surgery.

This was deduced from the fact that the bone edges had been smoothed and the bone appears to have begun healing and stitch together (don’t you think the left eye looks like an eye closed..creepy). Below is an image of a Byzantine Mace, the proposed culprit. (image from Ashoka Arts)bronze-spiked-mace-3-4726

 

Article originally found on Daily Mail