Thursday, December 30, 2010
Saturday, December 25, 2010
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
A mummified male head has been passed around various private collections for years and recently been identified as being that which was stolen from the grave of France's King Henry IV during the french revolution in 1793. King Henry IV was assassinated in 1610 at the age of 57 and was buried in the Basilica Saint Denis near Paris along with other kings and queens.
Unfortunately the royal crypts were opened by revolutionaries in 1793 who cut off Henry's head leaving the heads whereabouts unknown ever since. Researchers have conducted a number of different tests including carbon tests but not DNA tests as well as a physical examination which showed the head to possess characteristics known to be possessed by Henry IV and have concluded the head to be that of the revered monarch.
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Sunday, December 5, 2010
Saturday morning the battle came to a head with the Chilean army shooting various Rapanui with rubber bullets while the Rapanui could only defend themselves by throwing rocks. The article comes with some good links .