The last mystery of da Vinci: whose remains in truth lie under the stove with his name
However, in the 16th century, Huguenot wars broke out in France, which led to the destruction of the church. The poor populated the sarcophagi of the aristocrats, pulled apart the lid of the coffins, and dumped the remains together. A similar fate has not passed and da Vinci. And only in 1863, excavations began on the site of the former church. Their goal was to find the remains of an eminent artist and rebury. However, there were a lot of bones, and they were all mixed up, so they needed to be identified among them literally by eye, using an external description of the artist. Such, for example, as a high forehead, large growth, rather large skull.
A decade later, the alleged remains of Leonardo were transported to the chapel of Saint-Hubert, where they are still located. That's just to say for sure that these are the remains of da Vinci, with accuracy no one can.