Famous Long-Dead Bodies in the News: Caravaggio and Someone Close to Cao Cao

Famous Long-Dead Bodies in the News: Caravaggio and Someone Close to Cao Cao

Famous Long-Dead Bodies in the News: Caravaggio and Someone Close to Cao Cao

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June 16 2010 2:06 PM

Famous Long-Dead Bodies in the News: Caravaggio and Someone Close to Cao Cao

Italian researchers announced today that testing has matched remains in an ossuary in Tuscany to the DNA of known relatives of Caravaggio, indicating that the Tuscan bones belong to the Baroque painter.

Going back almost 1,400 years further, Chinese archaeologists plan to give the Al Capone's vault treatment to a tomb in the mausoleum of the general and poet Cao Cao. In a live TV special, the archaeologists will open the tomb next to Cao Cao's, China Daily reports:

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Public guesses about the No.1 tomb, which has similar space as Cao's, had been circulating ever since, most asking questions about who was in the No.1 tomb. Was it Cao's son—Cao Ang—or Cao's concubine?