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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- Response to “ The mystery of the skull with ears?: An ancient case of petrified ears?”. Reply from the Authors.Clinics in Dermatology
- PreviewWe thank Galassi and colleagues for their expert comment about our paper . They question the hypothesis that the peculiar appearance of the skull with ears is the result of a purposeful modification and conclude that the modification of the skull “are solely the result of post-mortem taphonomy and do not reflect at all any internal anthropogenic alteration”.