Scientists Attempt to Solve the Mystery of Danish Astronomer Tycho Brahe’s Sudden Death

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PRAGUE (AP).- Scientists who have exhumed the remains of Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe say tests aimed at solving the mystery of his sudden death will take until next year. An international team opened his tomb this week in the Church of Our Lady Before Tyn near Prague’s Old Town Square, where Brahe has been buried since his death in 1601, and took samples of his remains. Jens Vellev, a professor of medieval archaeology at Aarhus University, Denmark, said the scientists will not only be able to reconstruct what Brahe looked like but got enough material to trace details about his life years before his death. He said an eight-centimeter (3.15 inches) long piece of mustache should make it possible for them to see “what kind of medicine he took in the last