Is Shakespeare’s Skull Missing from His Grave?

Screen Shot 2016-03-24 at 9.35.44 AMDid someone steal this great poet’s skull? Check out what this report says.

Archaeologists used ground-penetrating radar to look beneath the surface at what is widely believed to be his final resting place, but found “an odd disturbance at the head end”.

The man who led the study at the site in Holy Trinity Church in Stratford-upon-Avon said this idea does go along with a century-old story which claims the Bard’s skull was stolen by trophy hunters in 1794.

We have Shakespeare’s burial with an odd disturbance at the head end and we have a story that suggests that at some point in history someone’s come in and taken the skull of Shakespeare.

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It’s very, very convincing to me that his skull isn’t at Holy Trinity at all.


The survey coincides with the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, and the grave’s custodians allowed it to take place because it could be done without disturbing the ground.

The tombstone inside the church where Shakespeare’s body is thought to be buried reads, “Good friend, for Jesus’ sake forbear, to dig the dust enclosed here.”

“Blessed be the man that spares these stones, and cursed be he that moves my bones.”


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