Salvador Dalí’s Body Gets Exhumed, Revealing That, 28 Years After His Death, His Moustache Remains Perfectly Intact

Image by Allan War­ren, via Wiki­me­dia Com­mons

Last month, a Span­ish court ordered the exhuma­tion of Sal­vador Dalí’s, to see whether–as a pater­ni­ty case claims–he’s the father of María Pilar Abel Martínez, a tarot card read­er born in 1956. When experts opened his crypt on Thurs­day night, they encoun­tered a pret­ty remark­able scene. Accord­ing to Nar­cís Bardalet, the doc­tor who embalmed the artist’s body back in 1989, Dalí’s face was cov­ered with a silk hand­ker­chief – a mag­nif­i­cent hand­ker­chief.” “When it was removed, I was delight­ed to see his mous­tache was intact … I was quite moved. You could also see his hair.” “His mous­tache is still intact, [like clock hands at] 10 past 10, just as he liked it. It’s a mir­a­cle.”  “The mous­tache is still there and will be for cen­turies.” That’s per­haps the last sur­viv­ing trace of Dalí’s schtick that will remain.

via The Guardian

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