Do you believe you are descended from Louis XVI? If so, proof may soon be available although only if you have an all-male line of descent. A DNA report may soon be available. A team of scientists have said they believe an old gourd contains the blood of the French King.
The monarch was killed by guillotine by French revolutionaries more than 200 years ago, on 21 January 1793. The team of experts from Spain and France has published its findings in Forensic Science International journal.
You can read more in the BBC web site at http://goo.gl/LXcW0.
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