Scientists Find Louis XVI's Blood in Ancient Gourd

Researchers compare DNA to that of his ancestor, King Henri IV

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Jan 1, 2013 5:32 PM CST

(Newser) – When King Louis XVI was beheaded after the French Revolution in 1793, many were said to have dipped handkerchiefs and other garments in his blood—and now scientists have determined that one such relic still exists. Maximilien Bourdaloue placed his bloodstained handkerchief inside a calabash,...   Read full story »

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