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Remains of Italian warrior exhumed

Researchers in Italy have exhumed the remains of Giovanni de' Medici, a famous mercenary soldier who lived during the Renaissance, in order to learn more about his death and the surgeries that were performed upon him. Although he had acquired a reputation for invincibility, Giovanni of the Black Bands (1498-1526) died

New identity given to remains of Franklin Expedition sailor

Modern analysis has shown that the remains of a sailor who perished during the ill-fated Franklin Expedition were misidentified in the 19th century. Mays and colleagues re-examined the bones thought to belong to Le Vesconte to estimate the man's age, ancestry and body shape. They concluded he was likely 30 to