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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

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2010-12-15 08:05:00

A series of unique wounds and facial features have helped identify the 400-year-old, mummified head of French King Henri IV.

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2006-02-14 15:30:23

A team of scientists hopes to crack one of the layers of mystery surrounding 15th-century French heroine Joan of Arc: Could a rib and other fragments recovered after she was burned at the stake be hers?


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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