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The mystery of the skull with ears: An ancient case of petrified ears?

      To the Editor: The cult of the souls in purgatory is an ancient worship in Naples, Italy, where the church of Santa Luciella ai Librai is part of this mystical route. Its basement contains several creepy skulls peering at the incoming visitors. One of the skulls even has its ears (Fig. 1).
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      Figure 1The skull with ears preserved in the Church of Santa Luciella ai Librai, Naples, Italy. Photo by courtesy of Raimondo Fiorenza.
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