Monday, 21 August 2006

Mary unveiled

Mary Queen of Scots before and after cleaningThe National Portrait Gallery in London is cock-a-hoop. It cleaned what it thought was a relatively insignificant 18th century portrait of Mary Queen of Scots by an unknown artist and subjected the panel it was painted on to tree ring analysis. The work can now be dated to between 1560 - 1592, which means it was probably painted during Mary's lifetime and may be a genuine portrait. Of course creationists must ignore all this scientific dendrochronology stuff and carry on believing it's an 18th century copy.


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