• Counts of Flers Sarcophagus
  • Counts of Flers Sarcophagus
  • Counts of Flers Sarcophagus

Counts of Flers Sarcophagus

by Lou Petho

An exceptional discovery was made beneath the Flers church, in Normandy. Two 17th – 18th century sarcophagi made of lead, that are likely to contain the remains of illustrious characters. Researchers from the Craham and Inrap institutes have undertaken the archeological search of the two coffins in order to analyse the vegetal materials used for the embalmment ritual and to determine the potential presence of parasites. Alongside this archeological and paleo-anthropological approach, an important archival study is underway, the results of which may lead to the establishment of hypotheses regarding the identity of the two people buried in the sarcophagi.

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