Harvard University finds books cases in human skin in library

Making book cases from human skin was a common practice in the 17th century, with books on anatomy particularly making use of it.

Harvard University finds books cases in human skin in library

World Bulletin / News Desk

Harvard University, the most prestigious learning institute in the US, was shocked to find that three books in their library had been cased with human skin.

According to a report in Roadtrippers, staff at the library first noticed the strange-looking leather cases a few years ago.

After inspection, it was found that the cases were acutally made from human skin. In fact, one appeared to show signs that the victim had been skinned alive.

Making book cases from human skin was a common practice in the 17th century, with books on anatomy particularly making use of it.

According to expert Tariq Zafer Tunaya's book 'The Constitution Cased in Human Skin', even the first written French constitution of 1791 was cased in human skin.

The books in this case however were of Roman poetry, French philosophy and medieval Spanish law. 

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