For the past few months, archaeologists have been testing a full head of hair found in a coffin. Is it the hair of a saint? In October 1839, the work of some gravediggers came to an abrupt halt when their tools hit something hard. It was a lead coffin. Inside they found some hair. Human hair. In the year 2000, a seven-year-old boy called Jamie Cameron went on a school trip to his local parish church, Romsey Abbey in Hampshire.
It was where the gravediggers had made their discovery more than a century and a half earlier. He was taken to a display case and was immediately drawn to the full head of hair, which was still resting on the oak “pillow” on which it was found. READ MORE AT Source: Romsey Abbey: The mystery of the hair in the coffin – BBC News