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In case you wondered what happened to Henry IV’s head…

Henry IV of France.

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Four centuries after his death, King Henry IV of France is being laid to rest. Or at least his head is.

A team of multidisciplinary researchers announced today (Dec. 14) that a mummified head and its brain contents long thought to belong to the beloved king really are his. The head, which has been in the hands of private owners, had been removed from Henry IV’s body by revolutionaries in 1793 during a symbolic desecration of the tombs of the monarchs of France.

via Mummy Head: LiveScience.

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December 17, 2010 - Posted by | Losy and Found

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