A mummified fetus dating back to 1840 and discovered in Central Italy.
Credit: University Museum, State University "G. d'Annunzio" of Chieti-Pescara, Italy
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A 19th-century mummified fetus that underwent an ancient surgical procedure while in its mother's womb has been discovered by researchers in Italy, according to a new report.
The procedure was apparently done when a mother's life was in danger or the fetus had already died.