Shakespeare skull found missing from his grave
LONDON: A group of archeological researchers claimed that England’s great playwright Shakespeare’s four hundred years old skull was found missing during survey.
The researcher scanned the burial of Shakespeare at Church of the Holy Trinity in Stratford-upon-Avon with ground penetrating radar.
Archeological Kevin Colls from Staffordshire University said “We have Shakespeare’s burial with an odd disturbance at the head end and we have a story that suggests that at some point in history someone’s come in and taken the skull of Shakespeare.”
The missing of Shakespeare’s skull was first reported by Argosy Magazine in 1879 and claimed that it was stolen in last century when grave robbing was common.
It is also claimed that Shakespeare’s skull is buried in another church 15 miles away across the English countryside in Worcestershire.
Colls said “There are so many contradictory myths and legends about the tomb of the Bard.”
He said “These results will undoubtedly spark discussion, scholarly debate and controversial theories for years to come. Even now, thinking of the finding sends shivers down my spine.”