In the Peter and Paul Cathedral of St. Petersburg in the framework of the investigation in the criminal case of the death of members of the Royal family performed an autopsy on the tomb of the Emperor Alexander III. Experts took a sample for DNA analysis samples and comparing them with the alleged remains of Nicholas II.
Of work done said the adept of the working group, stressing that all work was carried out in the presence of the adept of the Investigative Committee, the Russian government and the Russian Orthodox Church. According to his statement, according to the project of opening the tomb, after a thorough study of archival materials and survey the scene disposal experts dismantled the tomb, made an examination and deconstruction of the arch brick and stone of the crypt.
Then the specialists learned that the sarcophagus, opened it and conducted archaeological and anthropological examination of the remains of their measurement and sampling for genetic analysis. At the same time, research workers imagine that the tomb had already been opened earlier - this is evidenced by the shift of the lid and chips on the corners of the headstone, unfixed bottom corner brackets, foreign elements in the form of fragments of the Ruskeala marble, gypsum stains, internal contamination noted during visual inspection of the tomb, held earlier".
However the invasion in the underground part of the burial was not, believe experts. "The survey revealed that the brick arch is not damaged, then the invasion in the underground part of the burial was not. Consequently, concerns about the opening of the tomb in Russian years, was not confirmed," he said, adept of the working group TASS. Note that taken for analysis samples will be compared with the alleged remains of Emperor Nicholas II, found in the burial place near the Old Koptyaki road in the vicinity of Yekaterinburg.
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