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{March 22, 2011}   The Corpse of Pope Alexander VI

Johann Burchard was a Vatican Master of Ceremonies from 1483 – 1506. His job was to ensure the correct procedures were performed on official Papal ceremonies and he kept a diary of his duties. In this extract from 1503, he describes what happened to the body of Pope Alexander VI before he was finally laid to rest.

From: http://ping.fm/V3Fcr

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