Keyword: skull

French museum reveals rare mastodon skull kept secret by farmer

A farmer working his land in south-west France discovered the skull of a massive four-tusked ancestor of the elephant believed to have roamed the Pyrenees millions of years ago but kept his exceptional find secret for two years for fear that his property would become an excavation site, the Natural History Museum of Toulouse has revealed.

Riviera murder mystery over bones plucked from sea

Police have found a skull and other bones belonging to at least four people in the sea close to the French resort of Antibes.

Mystery of Henri IV's missing head divides France

Book claiming mummified skull found in the attic of a retired tax collector is that of 'good king' Henri IV has led to a fierce debate.