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Execution site archaeology

The discovery of 70 people executed in the 14th century in Germany is prompting further study into how the executed died, and how the executioners lived. Researchers have unearthed the remains of some 70 people, which are now undergoing an anthropological evaluation. One of the dead was tied up, another lay

Blood of King Louis XVI may be inside gourd

A decorated gourd which dates back to 1793 may contain the blood of Louis XVI. The gourd, originally used to store gunpowder, was extensively decorated on the outside with a flame tool. Burned into its surface is the text: "Maximilien Bourdaloue on January 21st, dipped his handkerchief in the blood