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Where to bury 'the Irish giant'?

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The question of whether the skeleton of "the Irish giant" Charles Byrne should be buried at sea has been raised in the British Medical Journal.

The skeleton has been displayed at the Hunterian Museum at the Royal College of Surgeons for almost 200 years.

Thomas Muinzer, a legal researcher at the School of Law, Queens University, and Dr Sam Alberti, Director of the Hunterian Museum at the Royal College of Surgeons, discuss what should be done.


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