Relics of French Kings Said To Be Authentic
Wednesday, January 02, 2013
PARIS—Scientists say they have authenticated a blood sample said to have been taken from Louis XVI after he was guillotined in Paris on January 21, 1793. The blood was taken from a handkerchief that had been placed in a dried, hollowed squash and kept as a souvenir. DNA from the blood sample has been linked to a mummified head thought to belong to Louis XVI’s relative, the French king Henri IV. “This study shows that (the owners of the remains) share a genetic heritage passed on through the paternal line. They have a direct link to one another through their fathers,” explained forensic pathologist Philippe Charlier.
Maya land sharks, exotic libations in Ghana, Viking toy ship, Abu Dhabi’s Neolithic building boom, and the world’s oldest silk
How the Maya kings made it rain