In Italy, a team of archaeologists have found the skeletal remains of a woman with a hole in her skull. Moreover, they have found another thing which shook everyone, “bones of fetus lying between women legs”. Yes, you read it right.
According to the insight research, the woman was 38 weeks pregnant when she was buried and the remains date back to 7th or 8th century AD. The Universities of Ferrara and Bologna’s researchers said:
“The duo can represent an unusual case of ‘coffin birth’ after having a closer look. They also said that the child’s leg bones possibly never made it out of the pelvic cavity, however, the upper torso and head likely did, as though the fetus was partially delivered.”
The fetus is expelled via the vaginal opening of the dead body as a result of the increasing pressure of intra-abdominal gases.
This kind of discovery is very rare and the archaeologists want to study it more deeply.