Blood of King Louis XVI authenticated
Published on January 4th, 2013 | by Sevaan Franks0
But not having the DNA of any kingly relation, researchers could not prove beyond doubt that the blood belonged to Louis.
Using the genetic material, the team managed to draw a link to another gruesome artifact — a mummified head believed to belong to Louis’ 16th century predecessor, Henri IV.
“This study shows that (the owners of the remains) share a genetic heritage passed on through the paternal line. They have a direct link to one another through their fathers,” French forensic pathologist Philippe Charlier said.
Story: Discovery News | Photo: Corbis