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Real or Replica?

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A few days ago I came across this photo that had been posted on the The Chirurgeon’s Apprentice Facebook page, run by Dr. Lindsey Fitzharris. It was captioned, “A skeleton of a mother, and her baby, who both died during her pregnancy.”

The photo in question - is this real or a replica? The photo in question – is this real or a replica?

Now, something about this photo immediately struck me as… off.

Therefore, in a similar vein to Dr. Kristina Killgrove’s ‘Who Needs an Osteologist?’ series over at Powered by Osteons, I’d like to welcome you to this little feature – Real or Replica?

Why? Because this photo isn’t real. Or rather, while the photo might be real – it’s not of a real burial, but rather a replica of a (perhaps real) burial.

I mentioned this in the comments of the post, which I ended by saying, “It’s a good replica, but not entirely realistic (shan’t list…

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