Blood found in an old gourd may be from a French king1/2/2013
Scientists believe that the blood found on a handkerchief kept inside an old French gourd may belong to the beheaded King Louis XVI. The outside of the gourd was painted with pictures of famous French revolutionaries, because if you're going to keep a handkerchief of king's blood in a gourd, it should at least be patriotic. Right? Although scientists can't guarantee an exact DNA match, they say the blood on the handkerchief is genetically similar to blood taken from a previous mummified French king. So now we have a piece of cloth covered in king's blood that's been in an old squash for centuries, which is... neat, I guess? [Source]
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