Latest Philippe Charlier Stories
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
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 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?
- A small wooded valley; a dell.
- The protecting weather-shed built around the entrance to a house.