Censored letters sent by French queen Marie Antoinette to her secret lover revealed by X-ray after 230 years

CENSORED love letters from French queen Marie Antoinette have been read by scientists using an X-ray machine. A staggering 230 years later, the letters between Antoinette and her suspected lover Swedish count Axel von Fersen can finally be read again. PAA special X-ray machine was used to read crossed out sections of the letters[/caption] PAOnly certain phrases or words had been crossed out[/caption] The letters have been revealed in a new study published in the journal Science Advances. The researchers wrote: “During the French Revolution, Marie-Antoinette, queen of France and wife of Louis XVI, maintained a highly secret correspondence with the Swedish count Axel von Fersen, her close friend and rumored lover. “An unidentified censor later redacted certain sections of the exchanged letters. “This presumably sensitive content has been puzzling historians for almost 150 years. “We report on the methodology that successfully unraveled this historical mystery. X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy was used in macroscanning mode on the redacted sections.” Most read in News DEATH MYSTERY Gabby’s cause of death ‘withheld’ after it’s revealed Brian bought burner ON HIS TAIL Brian Laundrie still not found as Dog the Bounty Hunter chases down ‘new tip’ NASCAR SLAYING Nascar star killed in ‘domestic violence’ shooting…

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Censored letters sent by French queen Marie Antoinette to her secret lover revealed by X-ray after 230 years

Updated: October 4, 2021 — 10:26 am