The World's First Plastinated Ancient Corpse
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The world's first plastinated ancient corpse is exhibited in Dongguan Museum. The corpse, which was buried underground for over 300 years, had been plastinated successfully by Guangdong Pharmaceutical College in 1997.

Plastination is a technique or process used to preserve bodies or body parts, first developed by a Germany in 1977. The water and fat are replaced by certain plastics, yielding specimens that can be touched, do not smell or decay, and even retain most properties of the original sample.

Guangdong Pharmaceutical College imported this new technique in the 90s, and perfectly finished the first ancient corpse plastination case.

The world's first plastinated ancient corpse is now exhibited in Dongguan Museum.

Photo of a plastinated carcass

Editor: Sylvia
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