Copernicus Found!

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Computer reconstruction of Copernicus from skull discovered in the cathedral in Frombork, Poland.

Researchers in Poland say they have solved a centuries-old mystery and identified the remains of astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus.

A comparison of DNA from a skeleton in Poland and strands of the astronomer’s hair found in a book in Sweden almost certainly confirm it is his skeleton.

Archaeologists found the skeleton in north-eastern Poland three years ago in a cathedral where Copernicus lived.

bbc

Comments

  1. #1 Christie
    November 21, 2008

    Is it just me or does he look a little creepy?

  2. #2 Elizabeth
    November 21, 2008

    Well, he did think the sun was the center of the universe. That is a little creepy.

  3. #3 Woody Tanaka
    November 21, 2008

    I think he kind of looks like the actor James Cromwell (Babe, L.A. Confidential, the Queen, W.)

  4. #4 Maria
    December 2, 2008

    I am afraid I thought he had a passing resemblance to Jimmy Savile…….However, what magic to do such reconstruction!

  5. #5 Justin
    December 2, 2008

    Isn’t that Zefram Cochrane?

  6. #6 the real me
    December 2, 2008

    Any idea how he got the broken nose or the gaping scar(s)?