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Body of Napoleon Bonaparte reinterred under the great dome of Les Invalides in Paris

Napoleon's Tomb at Les Invalides in Paris
03/31/1861
With great ceremony orchestrated by Napoleon III, the body of Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte reached its final resting place in a newly completed tomb under the dome of Les Invalides in Paris.  It had been returned to France in 1840 and had rested till then in the Chapel of Saint Jerome, the soldier's chapel of the Invalides.   The new tomb was constructed of red quartzite and rests on a green granite base.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
Chronicle, The Annual Register or a View of the History and Politics of the Year 1861 (London: F. & J. Rivington, 1862), p. 45.

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