Louis XVII's souvenir heart finally interred

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Louis XVII's souvenir heart finally interred
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"The heart of the 10-year-old heir to France's throne was cut from his body when he died in prison, pickled, stolen, returned, and DNA-tested two centuries later. Next week, Louis XVII's heart will be placed in France's royal crypt north of Paris now that genetic testing has persuaded many historians that the tiny petrified heart is almost certainly the real thing... The child's corpse was dumped in a common grave - but first, a doctor secretly carved out his heart in keeping with a tradition of preserving royal hearts separate from their bodies. The doctor smuggled it away in a handkerchief and kept it as a curiosity."

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