TALISMAN OF CHARLEMAGNE~ ca. 814 AD; also a reliquary. Said to have been found on his body when his tomb was opened. Made of gold, sapphire, and other gems. Reims Cathedral Treasury, displayed at Palais du Tau.
Examining what it means to have Irish blood, outlining where Irish DNA comes from and who are the closest genetic relatives of the Irish in Europe. Of interest to anyone with Irish ancestry who wants to understand their genealogy.