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Posted on 18 July 2018 | 7:14 am | Google News
French and Riviera News Monday 16th July 2018
Guillotine sold at auction - A guillotine has fetched just over €8,000 euros at a controversial auction in Paris. The 150-year-old replica of a device used for executions was bought by a French millionaire and collector of bizarre objects. France's ...
Posted on 16 July 2018 | 12:11 am | Google News
It's a slice of history, says guillotine buyer
Christophe Février, a multimillionaire businessman, saw it instead as his patriotic duty to buy the equipment, touted by its inventor, Joseph Guillotin, an 18th-century French doctor, as a humane instrument that would make beheadings swifter and less ...
Posted on 13 July 2018 | 6:04 pm | Google News
Guillotine sold to French millionaire collector
A guillotine has fetched €8,008 (£7080) at a controversial auction in Paris. The 150-year-old replica of a device used for executions was bought on Wednesday by a French millionaire and collector of bizarre objects. France's auction watchdog was ...
Sale of 150-year-old guillotine divides France
Posted on 11 July 2018 | 4:10 pm | Google News
Whale that died off Thailand had eaten 80 plastic bags
A pilot whale has died off southern Thailand after swallowing 80 plastic bags, Thai marine officials say. The whale vomited five bags during a vain attempt by conservation officials to save it in a canal in Songkhla province. The bags, weighing about ...
Whale dies from eating more than 80 plastic bags
Posted on 2 June 2018 | 12:41 pm | Google News
Stolen heart of French queen consort Anne of Brittany found
French police have recovered a solid gold casket containing the heart of one of Brittany's most famous heroines, stolen from a Nantes museum last week. The 16th Century relic belonging to Duchess Anne was taken along with other items, fuelling fears it ...
Posted on 23 April 2018 | 10:35 am | Google News
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