The remains, found in Frombork Cathedral, had been examined by specialists at the central crime laboratory in Warsaw. The examination determined the skull was of a man who had died at age 60 to 70, reported the BBC Friday. Copernicus -- who has been called the father of modern astronomy for his 16th century theory that the Earth orbited the Sun -- died in 1543 at age 70.
The grave of Copernicus, a canon who lived and worked at Frombork Cathedral, was never discovered until last summer's apparent breakthrough.
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