Our real skeletons, skulls and bones are defatted, bleached and therefore durable. The skeleton, from the Greek "skeletos", meaning "desiccated body" forms the ... scaffolding of the human body.
Of the more than 200 bones in the human body, the skull is the most difficult to teach and to memorize.
Instruction works best with a so-called expanded skull, as has been the practice in anatomy education for more than 100 years.
The 22 individual bones of our expanded skull are initially separated from each other and then reconnected with high-grade steel wire, leaving equal spaces between the bones. This allows for a 3D view of each single skull bone and grants an interesting interior view.