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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...

2008-09-28 00:00:22

Watching an enjoyable TV documentary on the Amazon River recently triggered this Looking Back memory for me", writes Norman Hine of Plymstock. "Television travel and wildlife documentaries with David Attenborough, the late Steve Irwin and currently Bruce Parry have always provided viewers with a fascinating look at exotic locations, wildlife and cultures around the world. "Way back in the mid-1950s a husband- and-wife team, Armand and Michaela Denis, similarly thrilled us with their...


Word of the Day
cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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