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Shakespeare's Skull Goes AWOL

Rumors have swirled for years, but the findings of a recent radar scan in Stratford upon Avon, England has led archaeologists to claim more confidently that the skull of William Shakespeare is not present in his tomb. Researchers note that grave robbing was a common occurrence a few centuries ago, due especially to superstition. Obvious obstacles will prevent any more invasive investigative techniques on the grave, but those involved are confident that there's more to the story.

Possible Preaching Angle:

Stories of missing bones have an eerie feel to them, and yet much of the world just recently celebrated a similar situation—Easter. The difference is that Jesus' body wasn't stolen. It got up and walked out.


Reuters, “Radar scan of Shakespeare's grave confirms skull apparently missing,” Yahoo News (3-24-16)

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