Tycho Brahe to be exhumed once again

Investigations into life and death of the astronomer and his wife continue

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September 22nd, 2010 12:00 pm| by admin
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The Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe will once again be exhumed, after authorities gave permission for his coffin in Prague to be dug up.

The world famous astronomer’s coffin has been opened on several occasions, and now scientists have been allowed to do it again so they can investigate his earthly remains to find out more about the astronomer’s life, which came to an end 409 years ago. His remains are kept in a metre and a half long zinc coffin in Teyn Graveyard in Prague.

The project is set to commence on November 15, and it seems both the astronomer and his wife will be dug up. The remains will be tested to find out more about Brahe’s life, how he died and why he travelled to Prague from the island of Hven, which lies between Denmark and Sweden.

The two bodies are due to be buried again on either November 19 or 20, in a new wooden coffin, potentially with the presence of nobility from the Danish Royal Family.

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