Last month National Geographic reported that biological anthropologist Philippe Charlier, from the University of Versailles, and forensic artist Philippe Froesch collaborated on a project to create a 3D computer reconstruction of a face that might have belonged to Mary Magdalene. … Read More ›
The corpse queen of Portugal
According to legend, in the mid-14th century a heart-broken King Peter (Pedro) I of Portugal exhumed the corpse of his lover to have her posthumously crowned queen. The romantic scandals of European royalty could fill a library so it can… Read More ›
The miraculous “Santa Manna”
According to legend, the bones of St. Nicholas secrete a sweet liquid, called manna, that is supposed to have healing powers. This legend of the manna of St. Nicholas starts in the 4th century in the town of Myra in… Read More ›
The skull of Mary Magdalene
In Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume, a little town in the southeastern region of France, there is a grotto and a medieval basilica that attract thousands of pilgrims each year. These people believe that the cave, known as La Baume of Mary Magdalene, holds the bones… Read More ›
Update #2: Skeleton of Saxon ‘King’ found buried in his shoes
On Thursday archaeologists, working on the Lincoln Castle Revealed project, began the process of opening the stone sarcophagus they found during excavation work at the castle earlier this year. Before the sarcophagus could be opened, experts created 3D scans of… Read More ›
Update #1: Archaeologists to remove limestone sarcophagus found at Lincoln Castle site.
The limestone sarcophagus thought to date from around 900AD, was found earlier this year with eight skeletons alongside a Saxon church, and may contain the remains of a Saxon king or bishop. An examination with an endoscope revealed it contains… Read More ›
Mystery Wrapped in an Enigma: X-Rays of Attic Mummy Create More Questions Than Answers
Last month a boy in Kreiszeitung, Germany found a mummy in a hidden sarcophagus in his grandmother’s attic. Many thought at the time it was a hoax. These people maybe right, just not in the way they thought. The CT… Read More ›
Archaeologists to remove sarcophagus discovered at Lincoln Castle
Archaeologists have uncovered a stone sarcophagus near a previously unknown church at Lincoln Castle. They believe it dates to about 900AD and contains the remains of a member of Saxon nobility or a bishop. The archaeologists hope to conduct digital… Read More ›
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