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The Lionheart's heart

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The Lionheart's heart

Post by annis » Fri March 1st, 2013, 6:46 am

Results of an analysis on Richard I"s heart have been released.

After King Richard's death, his heart was embalmed and buried in the cathedral of Notre Dame in Rouen.

The remains of the heart - now a grey-brown powder - were locked away in a small lead box, and discovered in the 19th Century during an excavation.

But until now, they had not been studied in detail.

To find out more, a team of forensic specialists and historians performed a biological analysis.

Full story here:
Last edited by annis on Mon March 4th, 2013, 8:48 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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