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Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A mummified head purportedly belonging to French king Henry IV recently surfaced on the collectors' market in France, but a report from forensic experts has shown that the relic is not royalty at all. Spanish and French researchers claimed to have found positive DNA matches for the mummified head of king Henry IV, as well as a handkerchief that allegedly belong to King Louis XVI. Several historians expressed doubt about the findings,...
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...
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