The Spring of Marie-Antoinette

This is all that is left of the famous spring of Marie-Antoinette. The spring was renown for its medicinal qualities: the courtiers and the domain’s visitors flocked with flasks to fill: the water was said to alleviate everything from stomach pains to nervous disorders.  Today we have more accurate information, so the pipe , as you may see, has been stopped to protect the followers of Her Majesty’s cult. Not potable! The chemical analysis has revealed traces of arsenic among several other toxins. Indeed, the revolutionaries had to hurry up with the execution of the Queen, they knew that she was bleeding internally, that is in XVIII century terms, dying of something, probably cancer.

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