350-year-old corpse of French noblewoman found

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350-year-old corpse of French noblewoman found

Postby Witness » Mon Aug 14, 2017 1:13 am

The Guardian wrote:Fully dressed and preserved 350-year-old corpse of French noblewoman found

The corpse of Louise de Quengo, a widow from an aristocratic family from Brittany, was discovered in an hermetically sealed lead coffin placed in a stone tomb at a convent chapel in the western city of Rennes.

Four other lead coffins dating from the 17th century were also found at the site of the Saint-Joseph chapel, as well as 800 other graves containing skeletons.

Researchers expected to find little but dust and bones when they opened the fifth coffin and were astonished to discover the nearly intact body of De Quengo, Lady of Brefeillac, who died in 1656, some time in her 60s. They were able to identify the 1.45 m (5ft) body because of inscriptions on a relic containing the heart of her husband, Toussaint de Perrien, Knight of Brefeillac, who died in 1649.

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Re: 350-year-old corpse of French noblewoman found

Postby shemp » Mon Aug 14, 2017 2:29 am

Necro time for Lister!
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Re: 350-year-old corpse of French noblewoman found

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:13 pm

Why are French "researchers" going around digging up graves of noblewomen?

What are they really looking for? :o

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Re: 350-year-old corpse of French noblewoman found

Postby ed » Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:26 pm

There is something fascinating about it.
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Re: 350-year-old corpse of French noblewoman found

Postby sparks » Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:57 pm

When you're as old as ed, lots of stuff becomes...fascinating. :ImOuttaHere:
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