L'Énigme des Invalides

Nous sommes actuellement le 14 Déc 2017 17:49

Le fuseau horaire est UTC+1 heure




Publier un nouveau sujet Répondre au sujet  [ 2 message(s) ] 
Auteur Message
Message Publié : 06 Mars 2010 13:57 
Hors-ligne
Technicien
Technicien
Avatar de l’utilisateur

Inscription : 23 Sep 2006 21:54
Message(s) : 58
Localisation : Achères
A lock of hair believed to have been snipped from the head of Napoleon Bonaparte after his death has been unearthed in Sydney's Town Hall.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/7367474/Tuft-of-Napoleons-hair-found-in-Sydney-vault.html

_________________
35ème de ligne


Haut
 Profil  
 
Message Publié : 06 Mars 2010 14:48 
Hors-ligne
Rédacteur
Rédacteur
Avatar de l’utilisateur

Inscription : 14 Déc 2002 15:30
Message(s) : 13805
"The clippings were found during a clean out of the 130-year-old building, which now houses the City of Sydney council chamber and administrative officers.

For decades the tuft had been stored in the Town Hall vault along with a letter that identified them as belonging to Napoleon and countless other gifts and relics accumulated over the years.

Margaret Betteridge, the curator of an exhibition of the curios uncovered in the building, said it was a mystery how the tiny swatch of light-brown hairs ended up in Australia, more than 8,000 miles from where Napoleon died in St. Helena in 1821, and how it made its way to the Town Hall.

"We don't know how it got here," she said. "But it doesn't look like it is the sort of thing that someone would fake."

While the hair has not yet been DNA tested to prove that it belonged to the deposed French emperor, the accompanying letter made a good case for its authenticity, she said.

In the letter, a Scotsman named Ned Todd explains that he was given the hair by a woman whose brother, a Major William Crockat, had been present at Napoleon's death.

"If I mistake not she said that her brother (Major Crockat) had himself cut the lock from the head of the illustrious dead," he wrote.

Miss Betteridge said it was known that Napoleon's hair was cut after his death and that Crockat appeared in a painting depicting the death scene.

Two years of renovations to improve the Town Hall have uncovered scores of strange objects stored in underground vaults.

The most valuable piece is likely to be a large Sevres vase, a gift from France following Sydney's hosting of an international exhibition in 1879."

_________________
"Tant que les Français constitueront une Nation, ils se souviendront de mon nom."

Napoléon.


Haut
 Profil  
 
Afficher les messages publiés depuis :  Trier par  
Publier un nouveau sujet Répondre au sujet  [ 2 message(s) ] 

Le fuseau horaire est UTC+1 heure


Qui est en ligne ?

Utilisateur(s) parcourant ce forum : Aucun utilisateur inscrit et 1 invité


Vous ne pouvez pas publier de nouveaux sujets dans ce forum
Vous ne pouvez pas répondre aux sujets dans ce forum
Vous ne pouvez pas éditer vos messages dans ce forum
Vous ne pouvez pas supprimer vos messages dans ce forum

Recherche de :
Aller vers :  
Propulsé par phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group
Traduction et support en françaisHébergement phpBB