Galileo's Missing Fingers Found In Jar

Two fingers cut from the hand of Italian astronomer Galileo nearly 300 years ago have been rediscovered more than a century after they were last seen, an Italian museum director said Monday.

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  • Galileo's fingers on display in Italian museum
    FLORENCE, Italy - Two of Galileo's fingers, removed from his corpse in the 18th century, have gone on display in a Florence museum dedicated to scientific discovery and now named after the astronomer. The Museum of the History of Science shut down for two ...
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