biomedicalephemera:

Elephant Skeleton
Check out that big hole in the front of the head! It’s not an eye socket - that’s the nasal passage, where the trunk attaches. It’s thought that elephant skulls found near ancient Greece inspired the myth of the Cyclops race.
A Series of Engravings Representing the Human Skeleton. John Barclay, 1820.

 One of my favorite facts about elephants. It also helps there used to be a species of elephant that used to live on Cyprus.

biomedicalephemera:

Elephant Skeleton

Check out that big hole in the front of the head! It’s not an eye socket - that’s the nasal passage, where the trunk attaches. It’s thought that elephant skulls found near ancient Greece inspired the myth of the Cyclops race.

A Series of Engravings Representing the Human Skeleton. John Barclay, 1820.

 One of my favorite facts about elephants. It also helps there used to be a species of elephant that used to live on Cyprus.