French museum has ‘probably’ found remains of philosopher Montaigne

A French museum said Wednesday that a tomb opened this week in an unprecedented operation "probably" contains the remains of…

A French museum said Wednesday that a tomb opened this week in an unprecedented operation “probably” contains the remains of the great 16th-century philosopher Michel de Montaigne, but that further tests are needed to be sure.

The Musee d’Aquitaine in the southwestern city of Bordeaux extracted the tomb from a basement of the museum, which occupies the premises of a convent where Montaigne, famed for his lofty but highly readable “Essays”, was buried.

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