Bones of Swedish medieval king examined

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From the AP:

UPPSALA, Sweden (AP) — Researchers from Uppsala University on Wednesday opened a small gilded box containing the skull and bones of Swedish King Erik IX, who became a national saint after he was murdered in 1160.

The researchers also removed the king’s burial crown, which is the oldest known royal crown in Sweden, to display it to the public for the first time.

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More links: 

Scientists pry open 850-year-old coffin holding murdered king – Fox News

Scholars Analyze Bones of Swedish Medieval King – ABC News

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