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Tests show head of France's King Henri IV 'genuine'

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  • terry foreman
    Tests show head of France s King Henri IV genuine Scientists say they have identified an embalmed head as belonging to King Henri IV of France, who was
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      Tests show head of France's King Henri IV 'genuine'

      Scientists say they have identified an embalmed head as belonging to King Henri IV of France, who was assassinated in 1610 at the age of 57.

      The head was lost after revolutionaries ransacked the royal chapel at Saint Denis, near Paris, in 1793.

      A head, presumed to be that of Henri IV, has passed between private collectors since then.

      A team of scientists used the latest forensic techniques to identify features seen in portraits of the king.

      http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-11996981
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