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King Of Hearts: Richard The Lionheart's Organ Analyzed In Detail
2013-03-01 08:35:12

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online 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. The man who was more famously known as Richard the Lionheart because of his courageousness as a military leader spent most of his Kinghood in France at battle. In fact it was in battle when he was struck down by a crossbow during a castle siege, later dying from his injury. After his death, as...

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, a team of medical examiners reported in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) on Tuesday. Philippe Charlier, a forensic examiner with Poincare University Hospital in Garches, France, and colleagues spent nine months conducting tests of the head, which had been missing since an attack on graves at the Royal Basilica during the French Revolution in 1793. In their...

2006-02-14 15:30:23

GARCHES, France -- 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? Eighteen experts plan a battery of tests to determine whether the few remains reportedly recovered from the pyre where the 19-year-old was burned alive for heresy - including a rib bone and some skin - really could have belonged to her. The woman warrior-turned-saint...

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