Latest Dauphins of France Stories

2010-12-15 14:39:17

Multidisciplinary medical identification of a French king's head (Henri IV) The skeletons of kings and queens lying in mass graves in the Royal Basilica of Saint-Denis in Paris could finally have the solemn funeral ceremonies they deserve, say experts in the Christmas issue published on bmj.com today. Many of the graves in the Royal Basilica were destroyed by revolutionaries in 1793 and very few remains of the mummified bodies have been preserved and identified. Dr Philippe Charlier led the...

2009-10-01 20:55:56

Officials at France's Palace of Versailles say they will pay homage to its famous builder, Louis XIV, with the exhibition Louis XIV, the Man and the King. The show is intended to go beyond Louis XIV's public image to explore his personal tastes, and for the first time at the Palace of Versailles puts this famous monarch center stage, with over 300 pieces from all around the world, never previously brought together, some of which are being shown in France for the first time since before the...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.