French museum has ‘probably’ found remains of philosopher Montaigne | AFP

A French museum has said 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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“Probable” remains of French philosopher Montaigne uncovered in Bordeaux | AFP

Scientists in Bordeaux say they have found the “probable” remains of famous French philosopher Michel de Montaigne after uncovering a coffin with the name MONTAIGNE etched on to its side. They have suspected the remains were his for the past year but will count on upcoming “further analyses” to prove the theory. IMAGES

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