Remains of Joan of Arc to be Tested

A team of French scientists hopes that a series of tests will determine if remains discovered near Garches, France are those of 15th century heroine Joan of Arc.

The remains, which consist of a rib bone and some skin, cannot be tested for DNA evidence since no such link is known, but will be tested to determine sex and age. After being burned at the stake, Joan's remains were believed to have been tossed into the Seine River. The rib was found preserved in 1867 and is traditionally thought to have belonged to the saint.