BERLIN — College students at a highschool within the western German city of Schleiden on Wednesday buried a longtime member of their group — a classroom skeleton that had served as an academic specimen for generations of pupils.
Round 80 college students, academics and city officers took half within the ceremony at Schleiden’s Protestant cemetery, the place the bones of the unknown girl have been buried in a small coffin that includes symbols of all main world religions.
“We’re certainly laying to relaxation a member of the college group to their grave,” mentioned Pastor Oliver Joswig.
The skeleton, dubbed Anh Bian — Vietnamese for “mysterious peace” — had been within the college’s biology division since 1952.
The unidentified stays have been utilized by the college’s biology division since 1952.Roberto Pfeil/dpa through AP
College students had for years years pushed for the girl’s stays to be buried, however plans to take action have been delayed by the pandemic, German information company dpa reported.
The college hopes ultimately to study extra in regards to the origins of the skeleton as soon as the outcomes of DNA samples taken from the bones are returned.
Biology classes at the moment are performed utilizing a plastic mannequin.