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Mummified Head Not King Henry IV's
2013-10-10 12:06:27

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,...

Richard III Dig Site May Also Hold Beheaded Friars
2013-07-10 07:16:36

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As work continues at the Grey Friars church dig site where University of Leicester archaeologists earlier discovered the remains of King Richard III, excavators are hoping to uncover a more gruesome burial. A group of friars who were beheaded for treason by King Henry IV in 1402 may have been buried at the church site, some 80 years before Richard III was hastily buried with neither coffin nor shroud. While researchers were...

Archaeologists Begin New Dig At Richard III Burial Site
2013-07-02 06:29:08

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Nearly five months since remains found in a car park in Leicester, England were proven to be those of Richard III, a new study is being undertaken by researchers at University of Leicester to shed new light on the final resting place of the fallen king. Experts plan to spend the next several weeks carefully digging up the burial spot at the site of the once erect Grey Friars church in hopes of revealing much more about the...

2008-09-15 00:00:22

By Paul Taylor Not enough straight plays in the West End? Not so, says Paul Taylor - a new version of Pirandello's 'Six Characters' is starting a serious revolution First question: how do you adapt a play like Pirandello's Six Characters in Search of an Author so that it is refreshed and reinvigorated by being brought up to speed with techniques and technologies that have sprung since the author's own day? That's a tricky enough proposition. But now elide that problem with a second...


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lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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