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  The heart of Francis I - Corazón de Francisco I
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  • The heart of Francis I - Corazón de Francisco I - Saint-Denis
      The heart of Francis I - Corazón de Francisco I
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  • Francis I and Claude of France - Saint-Denis
      Francis I and Claude of France
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  • Royal Pantheon (2) - Saint-Denis

Napoleon reopened the church in 1806, but the royal remains were left in their mass-graves. Following Napoleon's first exile to Elba, the Bourbons returned to power. They ordered a search for the corpses of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, the few remains, were found on 1815, brought to Saint Denis and buried in the crypt. In 1817 the mass-graves containing all the other remains were opened but it was impossible to distinguish any one from the collection of bones. The remains were therefore placed in an ossuary in St. Denis' crypt, behind two marble plates with the names of the hundreds of members of the succeeding French Dynasties that were interred in the church duly recorded.

Napoleón reabrió la iglesia en 1806, pero los restos reales continuaron en las fosas comunes. tras el exilio de Napoleón, los Borbones regresaron al poder y ordenaron buscar los cuerpos de Luis XVI y María Antonieta, los cuales fueron encontrados en 1815, traídos a San Denís y enterrados en la cripta. En 1817 las fosas comunes se abrieron para recuperar los cuerpos de los demás Reyes, pero fue imposible distinguirlos entre todos los huesos. Todos los restos se depositaron en un osario en la cripta de San Denís tras dos placas de marmol con los nombres de los cientos de miembros de la Dinastía francesa, para así, quedar en el recuerdo.

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  • Updated Feb 18, 2008
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