Mummies aren't just for Egyptians or mountain-bound Peruvians anymore:
Four centuries after his death, King Henry IV of France is being laid to rest. Or at least his head is.
A team of multidisciplinary researchers announced today (Dec. 14) that a mummified head and its brain contents long thought to belong to the beloved king really are his. The head, which has been in the hands of private owners, had been removed from Henry IV's body by revolutionaries in 1793 during a symbolic desecration of the tombs of the monarchs of France.
Researchers, led by forensic medical examiner and osteo-archaeologist Philipp Charlier of University Hospital R Poincare in Garches, France, compared the head with sculptures and portraits of Henry, who had been assassinated in 1610, and digitally reconstructed the face. The result was a dead ringer for the beloved king.
The transparency game works if you are actually transparent: