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The cranium is the part of the skull which enclose the brain in its cranial cavity.

It consists of eight cranial bones:

  • 1 frontal bone (the forehead)
  • 2 parietal bones ("roof" and upper wall)
  • 2 temporal bones (lower wall and "floor")
  • 1 occipital bone (the back)
  • 1 sphenoid bone ("winged" shape bone inside)
  • 1 ethmoid bone (between the eyes)