Phillippines: Blood belonging to Louis XVI found in souvenir squash

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Cebu : Philippines | Jan 02, 2013 at 7:53 PM PST

Skooter reports 01/03/13

More than 200 years ago, King Louis XVI was beheaded by French revolutionaries along with his wife Marie Antoniette, but a team of scientists believes a recently discovered gourd contains traces of his blood.

Scientists claimed that a dried, hollowed-out squash decorated with figures from the French revolution that had been kept by an Italian family as a souvenir contains a handkerchief that was dipped in the king’s blood by a spectator. A message on the outside of the said container reads: “On January 21, Maximilie . . . Read Complete Report

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