Columbus Mystery to be Solved?

For some time, researchers have wanted to test the DNA of remains in the tomb of Christopher Columbus. Now it looks like they will finally get their chance. Five centuries after his death, it's still not known who is actually buried in Columbus' tomb. The explorer's remains were moved a number of times and both Spain and the Dominican Republic claim to possess them. Now, after much negotiation, scientists will be able to test the remains in the tomb in Seville, Spain against those known to be from relatives.

To read an earlier SCAtoday.net story on the subject, click below:

http://scatoday.net/story.php?search_id=N-20030609-184152-0003

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