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Mysterious painted skull found in Vienna is real
May 12, 2016, The Local (Austria) by Staff

The skull had been found last week in saucepan in a meadow near Vienna’s Wilhelminen hospital by a hospital employee and the theory at the time was that it was probably a replica.

But tests carried out on the skull show that it is in fact real, although authorities are none the wiser as to where it has come from or why it is painted.

As well as flowers, the skull is decorated with the words ‘gehängt 1612’ (hanged 1612), although archaeology experts say the bones are much too young to be be dated back to the 17th Century. They have not been able to date it exactly yet.
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