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'Fake' London Dungeon skeleton turns out to be real

Date Posted: 07/12/11

'Fake' London Dungeon skeleton turns out to be real

A supposedly fake skeleton which has resided in London Dungeon since around 1975 has been found to be real.

The collection of bones, which includes a rib-cage and backbone, was tested by an expert after managers were told that genuine articles need to have a licence from the Tissue Authority, costing £2,000 each year.

Furthermore, the skeleton has now been named Kate, after supermodel Kate Moss, and examinations will also now be carried out on a collection called Twiggy, according to the Telegraph.

Both skeletons were due to take part in the attraction's Satan's Grotto, however, other grisly props will now be on hand to scare those booking London hotels.

Bill Edwards, from the Guy's Hospital Medical Museum, told the source that he would be returning to take a closer look at Twiggy: "I need to go back and examine that one more closely when the Dungeon team can get it down from the wall. But from what I could see it looks either human, or a combination of some human and some artificial parts," he added.

Satan's Grotto opens at London Dungeon on Saturday December 10th, running until Saturday December 24th.

Posted by Louise Millard

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