Galileo reunited

It seems that Galileo will will be reunited with 2 of his fingers that were cut from his hand and a tooth that was removed from his jaw in 1737, when his body was moved to its current resting spot in Florence, Italy. The items had been placed in a sealed jar, but had been missing for over a century. The Museum of the History of Science in Florence will feature the items in a display when it reopens this March. The Museum also plans to do some testing on the objects if possible:

"It is not yet clear whether enough organic material remains in the newly discovered fingers for DNA testing, Galluzzi said, but if there is, it could shed light on the blindness that afflicted Galileo late in his life and his final illness."


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