In a controversial petition, the researchers have asked to open the grave and examine the King’s cranium. Thanks to new technology they could carry out such an examination without lifting the body or removing its shroud.
Of special interest is the make-up of the bullet. Was Sweden’s Warrior King indeed shot by his own button as legend might have us believe?
The last time the grave was exhumed was in 1917 when the sarcophagus was restored.