DNA Tests Aim to Identify 17th Century Swiss Hero – and Killer – Jürg Jenatsch

Posted by admin on Apr 18, 2012

Archaeologists have reopened a grave in Switzerland to see if DNA testing can confirm it contains the body of 17th century Swiss hero – and killer – Jürg Jenatsch.

Jenatsch is believed to be buried under the flagstones of Chur Cathedral in eastern Switzerland. A body purporting to be his was already exhumed in 1959 by the anthropologist Erik Hug, who identified him on the basis of the clothing and the large blow to the skull.

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