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Forensic museum in bangkok
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    I heard about a really grotesque museum in Bangkok which has things like preserved bodies of mass murderers and stuffed heads. Any idea where it is as it sounds fascinating?

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    Songkran Miyomsane Forensic Medicine Museum
    2nd Floor, Adulayadejvigrom Building,
    behind Siriraj Hospital, Phrannok Road

    Open Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Admission free

    Take the cross river ferry for 2 baht from Maharaj Pier (near Sanam Luang/Grand Palace) to Phrannok Pier
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    Hello Keith @ all another,

    I have found this side at therefore I think this one also can publish it.

    But. Caution!

    Only something is this side for people with strong nerves.
    And children shouldn't look at this page.

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    MEDICAL MUSEUM: Foetuses disappear

    The Nation, Published on Feb 10, 2003

    Visitors make off with anatomical rarities displayed in country's oldest teaching hospital

    Store-owners take precautions against shoplifters, keeping a careful watch over expensive perfumes and other stylish and costly merchandise, but who would expect a hospital museum to worry that thieves would pilfer preserved foetuses and a human skull from its displays of rare anatomical exhibits?

    Numerous preserved foetuses including Siamese twins - encased in transparent resin - and a human skull were among objects recently stolen from Siriraj Medical School's Congdon Anatomical Museum. The objects had been displayed on shelves rather than behind glass.

    "It's very weird," said the dean of Siriraj Medical School, "and quite, quite unforeseen by me".

    The museum lacked tight security even though many of the objects on display were valuable, Dr Piyasakol Sakolsatayathorn added.

    His hospital will have to beef up security, Piyasakol told a recent annual meeting of staff recently. Electrical appliances and high-priced equipment had gone missing from the hospital before, but no one thought foetuses and a skull would catch the eyes of thieves, he said.

    Entry to the museum is free from Monday to Friday, and it has only one security officer on duty, at the front gate. His duty is just to remind visitors - mostly Japanese and Western tourists - to sign a guest book, said a Siriraj hospital official who asked not to be named.

    "Though we have never priced the missing objects, they were very precious because some of them were quite rare and probably the only ones in the country or in the world, such as the preserved unborn Siamese twins," the official said.

    Anatomy was the first subject taught at Siriraj Medical School, the oldest medical school in Thailand. King Chulalongkorn opened it in 1890.

    With the number of anatomical educational materials increasing every semester, the museum was established to both store them and give visitors a glimpse of the past, the official said.

    The hospital had considered charging an entrance fee and using the money to upgrade security, but because of bureaucratic regulations it was prevented from doing so, the official said.

    "Now we'll have to," she added.

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    Foreign museum tried to rent stolen items

    The Nation, Published on Feb 12, 2003

    A new clue emerged yesterday in a series of thefts of old human skulls and rare preserved foetuses - including Siamese twins - from Siriraj Hospital, when it was revealed that a famous foreign museum contacted the hospital about renting some of its anatomical exhibits, police said yesterday.

    The hospital never told police about this important clue in its previous complaints, said Lieutenant Sarawut Winaiprasert, who is in charge of two out of five complaints filed by Siriraj Hospital's Department of Anatomy, which runs the Congdon Anatomical Museum.

    The new information would be passed on to police investigation teams who are looking for additional suspects - one man has already been convicted - and trying to retrieve the stolen objects, Sarawut said.

    On Monday, a high-ranking official at the Congdon Museum was quoted as saying that a private foreign museum contacted the Congdon about renting a large number of the rare preserved foetuses and unborn Siamese twins, as well as some valuable old human skulls. The official reportedly believed the private museum should be considered a suspect, as it was unhappy about having its request to borrow certain items denied.

    One of these was a perfect specimen that had been on display at the museum since it was established in 1927, said the official, who asked not to be named. The skull was later stolen.

    Sarawut said one thief was caught red-handed in July 2002 stealing human skulls. The man was convicted and sentenced to two years and six months in jail, he said.

    Just one day after the thief was arrested, the 1927 skull disappeared. The official attributed the additional disappearance to the museum's loose security system and a lack of awareness on the part of museum officials.

    In January this year, Siriraj filed three more complaints of thefts at Congdon involving two collections - one of rare foetuses and one of preserved unborn Siamese twins.

    In the wake of the series of thefts, the museum has tightened its security system, asking visitors to leave their bags in lockers provided at the entry gate. "I regret that those things have been stolen. They were very valuable not only for the museum but also for the country's education," said Poramintr Bumrungkhate, a science student who said he once had the chance to catch a glimpse of the stolen 1927 skull.

    "Shame on the thieves and those selfish people behind the thefts," said another student.

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    Vielen Dank fur die Bilden, didl691! I checked out all the pics... very interesting.
    But who would steal these kind of things and why? This is beyond me, and frankly just too freaky to even think about what those stolen things are used for now...

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    This Museum is one of Thailand's many national treasures.

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