Australian Vault Uncovers Napoleon’s Hair?
March 4, 2010
The tuft of hair was found along with a letter explaining what it is and who it is from.
It was discovered during an extensive clean out of the 130-year-old building, and an inventory of the various gifts, treasures and oddities inside.
“We don’t know how it got here. But it doesn’t look like it is the sort of thing that someone would fake,” curator of the exhibit being created from the various vault items, Margaret Betteridge, said.
According to the letter written by self-claimed Scotsman Ned Todd, an unnamed woman gave it to him. The woman claimed that her brother, Major William Crockat, snippet the lock of hair from the dead body of the fallen leader.
DNA tests are possibly going to be conducted to test the validity of the claim, but many believe the hairs are Napoleon’s.