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Does dried squash hold blood of Louis XVI ?

Scientists have confirmed the authenticity of a blood sample said to be from the French king. King Louis XVI of France was sentenced to death by behea…

Carved Pumpkin May Hold Royal Blood

This gourd, dated 1793, was originally used to store gunpowder but may also have contained something much spookier. Carved into its surface are the words,“Maximilien Bourdaloue on January 21st, dipped his handkerchief in the blood of Louis XVI after his beheading.” It was not unusual in those days for people to dip their hankies in [...]

Louis XVI relic tested for DNA

A decorative gunpowder gourd is thought to contain the dried blood of French King Louis XVI. Scientists conducted DNA tests on the blood and found tha…