Body parts that weren't buried with their famous owners

Some of these parts became more famous than the bodies they were once attached to

Stars Insider

12/02/24 | StarsInsider

LIFESTYLE History

Over the course of history, customs surrounding death and burial have often been peculiar. For example, Victorian funeral portraits involved posing the deceased for a photograph. Other traditions involved preserving a part of a loved one's body as a memento or relic for veneration. Conversely, there were instances where body parts were kept to symbolically inflict torment upon the deceased. Under various strange and horrifying circumstances, numerous renowned historical figures were laid to rest without vital body parts. 

Curious to find out who? And more importantly, what? Click through the following gallery to learn more about these strange and macabre journeys.

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