DNA test confirmed - Skull not Mozart's

>> Sunday, January 8, 2006

In a television documentary aired this evening in Austria and Germany, scientists released the results of the DNA tests on the skull that for over 200 years has been touted as Mozart's. DNA tests obtained from skeletons exhumed from the Mozart family plot were inconclusive because it could not be determined who the bones belonged to. However, the skull was tested against two hair samples previously authenticated as Mozart's and the DNA from the skull did not match the Mozart hair samples. Therefore, the results are confirmed, the skull in the Mozarteum is not Mozart's.

Thank goodness we can now put it to rest...literally.

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