Progetto ‘Medici’: the ”misterious” death of Francesco I de’ Medici and Bianca Cappello

Recently Mari et al. , "exhuming" an old legend, claimed that the Grand Duke Francesco I and his wife Bianca Cappello were poisoned with arsenic by the Grand…

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Food and disease at the Renaissance courts of Naples and Florence: A paleonutritional study

A paleonutritional study of the Medici Grand Dukes in Florence (16th–17th centuries) and of the Aragonese Princes in Naples (15th–17th centuries) was…

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Application of segmentation and 3D rendering techniques in the mummies of Cangrande della Scala (1291-1329) and S. Giacomo della Marca (1391-1476)

Computed Tomography (CT) has become a routinely non-invasive technique in paleopathology, allowing acquiring data about state of preservation, embalming…

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Scientists seek Galileo exhumation to focus on eyesight

Italian and British scientists want to exhume the body of 16th-century astronomer Galileo for DNA tests to determine if his severe vision problems may have…

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