The City of Mechelen is trying to locate Margaret of Austria’s intestines

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Mechelen (or Malines), is trying to locate an urn which contains the intestines of Margaret of Austria. Margaret of Austria lived in the city as Governor of the Netherlands for her nephew Holy Roman Emperor Charles V. She died there in 1530. She is buried at Bourg-en-Bresse, in a magnificent mausoleum that she ordered for her second husband and herself.

Last Tuesday specialists used a ground radar to locate the lead urn in the Saint Peter and Paul church in Mechelen, which is supposed to be buried in the choir. The search was begun at the initiative of TV channel Canvas. The scan showed “something, perhaps a hollow space.” They will now be conducting archaeological research at the site.

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