Mercury poisoning ruled out as cause of 16th century astronomer’s death : Past Horizons Archaeology
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In 2010, Tycho Brahe, a 16th century Danish astronomer and alchemist, was exhumed from his grave in Prague, an event which received extensive international media coverage.

Since then, a Danish-Czech team of researchers has been working to elucidate the cause of Tycho Braheā€™s death. The results of this intensive work now makes it possible to rule out mercury poisoning as a cause of death.

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