French Revolution: remains discovered in walls of Paris monument squib

Experts believe up to 500 people guillotined in period may be buried in Chapelle Expiatoire

Experts believe the remains of up to 500 people guillotined during the French Revolution may be buried in the walls of a listed monument in Paris.

The discovery blows apart the accepted historical account which suggests the bodies of famous Guillotinés including Louis XV’s mistress Madame du Barry, Olympe de Gouges and Maximilien Robespierre, revolutionary architect of the Reign of Terror, were moved to the network of catacombs under the city.

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