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Dead human bodies go on display in Kyiv

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Oct. 10, 2012, 3:09 p.m. |
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© Kostyantyn Chernichkin

The body parts of Chinese people dead for more than 10 years are now on display at Olympic Stadium, part of an American exhibit that arrived in Kyiv in September. Glass showcases show organs separately, while bodies are on display openly. Some of them stand cut in pieces to demonstrate human body entrails.

The exhibition occupies nine halls and counts about 130 samples, ranging from full bodies to individual organs. Each gallery contains specific samples illustrating how one of the body's systems works. For example, the muscular system is presented with a body frozen in a running pose, with muscles wrested in a way to show how they are attached.

All bodies and organ samples come from China and were produced there in the 1990s. The names of the people whose body parts are exhibited are unknown, but all willingly bequeathed their bodies to science and died of natural causes, not infectious diseases or murders.

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