The Coffin Birth Of Liguria: What Is The Science Behind This Sad Story?

The Coffin Birth Of Liguria: What Is The Science Behind This Sad Story?

According to the researchers, a cradle was the coffin for a hapless gothic Italian. The scientists found a skeleton of a near-term fetus, in a Black Death-era Italian grave. Usually and ordinarily, this is known as coffin birth, but the researchers use a term autopsy fetal holder or expulsion. But, the latest box documented by scientists from the 14th century Liguria, depicts that there was certainly something more to the story. When the researchers re-examined the grave outside Genoa…

According to the researchers, a cradle was the coffin for a hapless gothic Italian. The scientists found a skeleton of a near-term fetus, in a Black Death-era Italian grave. Usually and ordinarily, this is known as coffin birth, but the researchers use a term autopsy fetal holder or expulsion. But, the latest box documented by scientists from the 14th century Liguria, depicts that there was certainly something more to the story. When the researchers re-examined the grave outside Genoa…

Rare ‘coffin birth' found at black death burial site in northern Italy

Rare ‘coffin birth' found at black death burial site in northern Italy

The skeleton of a near-term fetus found in a Black Death-era Italian grave is evidence of a gruesome natural phenomenon called postmortem fetal extrusion, or coffin birth. (Credit Cesana et al 2017/http://doi.org/10.1537/ase.161011)

The skeleton of a near-term fetus found in a Black Death-era Italian grave is evidence of a gruesome natural phenomenon called postmortem fetal extrusion, or coffin birth. (Credit Cesana et al 2017/http://doi.org/10.1537/ase.161011)

Rare ‘Coffin Birth' Found At Black Death Burial Site In Northern Italy

Rare ‘Coffin Birth' Found At Black Death Burial Site In Northern Italy

Coffin birth, known in academia by the more accurate term postmortem fetal extrusion, is the expulsion of a nonviable fetus through the vaginal opening of the decomposing body of a deceased pregnant woman as a result of the increasing pressure of intra-abdominal gases.

Coffin birth, known in academia by the more accurate term postmortem fetal extrusion, is the expulsion of a nonviable fetus through the vaginal opening of the decomposing body of a deceased pregnant woman as a result of the increasing pressure of intra-abdominal gases.

The illustrious marble tomb of Katherine Parr, St. Mary's Chapel, Sudeley Castle. Her coffin was opened a number of times first in 1782 when a few locks of her hair were taken by John Locust who observed that her body, "after 234 years, was in a surprisingly good condition. Reportedly the flesh on one of her arms was still white and moist" (Wikipedia)

The illustrious marble tomb of Katherine Parr, St. Mary's Chapel, Sudeley Castle. Her coffin was opened a number of times first in 1782 when a few locks of her hair were taken by John Locust who observed that her body, "after 234 years, was in a surprisingly good condition. Reportedly the flesh on one of her arms was still white and moist" (Wikipedia)

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