The remains of the King of Naples are sought

The remains of the King of Naples are sought

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They are currently searching for the remains of Joachim murat, who in a very short time became king of naples at the age of 41 years after having started from below, being the son of a humble innkeeper and who also became one of the most appreciated generals for Napoleon, being Prince and Grand Admiral of France and even Grand Duke of Berg .

Freed no less than a few 200 battles and he was known for his cavalry charges but also for how revolutionary and bizarre his way of dressing was, who went so far as to assure that he felt special fighting that way.

As declared in her memoirs by Caroline Murat, daughter of Joachim's second son, he had a great height for his time, a noble face and a tremendously penetrating gaze, which together with his long black hair and his features, it impressed from the first moment it was seen.

It is currently believed that the remains of this character, who was shot but in his best clothes at his own request, They are buried in a mass grave under the church of San Jorge de Pizzo although various sources locate him in other corners such as Père Lachaise in Paris, where a tomb in his memory is found.

It is not the first time that his remains have been searched since in 1899 his granddaughter, Countess Letizia Rasponi Murat, tried to find them in the crypt of San Jorge, so that they could be buried with dignity in the Certosa di Bologna cemetery, but not them. They found.

It was not until the arrival of the year 1976 when a crypt was exposed after the repairs of the floor of the church where it had been searched, but inside there were only a lot of bones and this complicated enough the task of finding its remains or at least make sure who all the bones found belonged to.

In 2007, Pino Pagnotta, president of the Joachim Murat Association reviewed his collection of images from the 70s, where he had the patience to study them in depth and in one of them he found a wooden coffin that had an interlaced cord, which which coincides with the testimony of different witnesses, including a 15-year-old boy, who in 1815 helped in the funeral of Joachim Murat.

During these days, the marble that seals the basement was moved, which will allow the biologist Sergio Romano to go down to the crypt and take photographs and different samples of the bones to know if Murat is definitely among the remains or not.

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