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Signs of heart disease found in 400-year-old hearts

Evidence of heart disease has been found in 400-year-old preserved hearts found in the basement of a convent in France. Among the items unearthed in the burial vaults of elite-class families were five heart-shaped lead urns. Inside each urn was a preserved human heart. A team of radiologists, including one with

King Lionheart’s heart undergoes forensic exam

Researchers have analysed 2 grams of material taken from the the heart of King Richard I, known as King Lionheart. For their analysis of Richard's embalmed heart published today in Scientific Reports2, Charlier and his team took just 2 grams of the heart’s powdered remains and subjected it to a battery