Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel-Bevern

Unidentified coffin in Hohenzollern crypt could contain the bones of Prussian Queen

Casket number 39 was unidentified and thought to be empty. During restorations works in the crypt the casket was opened, and surprisingly bones were found. Could they belong to Prussian Queen Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel-Bevern? She was buried in the crypt 220 years ago in a simple wooden coffin with silver handles. The Second World [read more]

Alexandra Feodorovna

Church to announce results of the examinations of “Yekaterinburg remains” in second quarter of 2017

The Russian Orthodox church has announced that the results of the DNA-examinations of the “Yekaterinburg remains”, or better said the remains of Emperor Nicholas II of Russia and his family will be announced in the second quarter of 2017. “Very intensive work is going on. The genetic expertise has been held in the best world’s [read more]

Maria Nikolaevna of Russia

Patriarch Kirill says that examination into the relics of Nicholas II’s children Alexei and Maria will soon be completed

The examination of the relics (or bones) of Emperor Nicholas II’s children Tsarevich Alexei and Grand Duchess Marie will soon be over, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia said. “We came to agreement with the state authorities that we will make all examinations one more time as from our point of view the expertise [read more]