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King Of Hearts: Richard The Lionheart's Organ Analyzed In Detail
2013-03-01 08:35:12

When King Richard I of England died in 1199 his heart was embalmed separately of his body, wrapped in linen and buried in a small lead box. Now, 175 years later, the remains of the heart have been analyzed in greater detail


Word of the Day
fleuron
  • an ornament or knob in the shape of a flower
  • In architecture, a floral ornament; specifically, the large conventional flower usually placed in the center of the abacus of a Corinthian capital or classic ceiling-caisson; also, the floreated termination of a Gothic finial.
[ "The word 'fleuron' comes from French."]