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Ancient mystery of beheaded French king

17 December 2010 Last updated at 06:33 GMT

A 400-year-old mystery has finally been solved in France.

Forensic experts have identified an embalmed head passed between private collectors for centuries as belonging to King Henri IV of France, assassinated in 1610.

Hugh Schofield reports from Paris.