Ken's Korner: Skeletal remains are probably Copernicus’

Ken’s Korner: Skeletal remains are probably Copernicus’ – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – January 2006
Archaeologists believe they have found the skeletal remains of Copernicus, the 16th-century cleric who first postulated that the Earth revolves around the sun. Prior to that, it was widely believed that the Earth was the center of the Universe. Copernicus’ remains were found beneath the altar of a Polish cathedral. Computer reconstruction revealed the head of a man about 70 (Copernicus’ age when he died in 1543) and a scar and broken nose (visible in many of the astronomer’s portraits).

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