Monday, November 23, 2009

Galileo's fingers and tooth rediscovered

Rediscovery of Galileo’s missing fingers and toothIn 1737, two fingers and a tooth were allegedly removed from Galileo Galilei’s corpse by some of the astronomer’s fans whilst his body was being moved to Santa Croce basilica in Florence. They have recently been rediscovered and are due to go on display in the Museum of the History of Science in Florence next spring. Read the reports on the


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