Identification of Hungarian historical persons

Éva Susa*

Forensic Medicine Institute, Budapest, Hungary

This review summarises the anthropological descriptions and the factual biological reconstructions &endash; personal identifications &endash; of famous Hungarian dead persons of the bygone and of the recent history (sovereigns and their family members, aristocrats, famous citizens, and martyrs of the nation), and gives details about those who died as martyrs and were exhumed from the mass graves. The author publishes the reasons, the circumstances and the results of more than 70 cases of forensic exhumations and personal identifications. According to the selected literature she claims that a historian - archaeologist - anthropologist - forensic doctor co-operation can give us very valuable and useful pieces of information about the characters of the past events.

Acta Biol Szeged 44(1-4):175-178 (2000) PDF

Key Words: personal identification, historical persons, biological reconstruction, forensic exhumation

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