TITLE

Bones From Mummy, Not Maid of Orléans

PUB. DATE
July 2007
SOURCE
Military History;Jul/Aug2007, Vol. 24 Issue 5, p11
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the assertion of French forensic scientist Philippe Charlier that a charred human rib long revered as the remains of French saint Joan of Arc likely came from an Egyptian mummy instead. Charlier subjected the relic to carbon dating, mass spectrometry and chemical analysis to reach his findings, dating the bone fragment to between the 6th and 3rd centuries B.C. The rib first came to light in the attic of a Paris pharmacy in 1867, where it was kept in a jar.
ACCESSION #
25978019

 

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