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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Study: Daisies sprout in King Richard I's heart

Philippe Charlier, a forensic medical examiner, addresses reporters during a news conference held near Versailles, Thursday. King Richard I, the 12th-century warrior whose bravery during the Third Crusade gained him the moniker Lionheart, ended up with a heart full of daisies, as well as myrtle, mint and frankincense. Those were among the findings of a French study, announced Thursday, which analyzed the embalmed heart of the English king more than 810 years after he died.