Italy to bare bones of famous bard

CNN has a story about a plan to dig up the grave of Francesco Petrarch to find out more about his appearance and health.

The 14th century Italian poet Francesco Petrarch left hundreds of letters detailing his life and thoughts. Now scientists plan to dig up his remains to find out more about his flesh and bones.

Petrarch became famous for the hundreds of love poems he wrote to the mysterious Laura, a woman he worshiped from afar. For her, the poet perfected the sonnet form that would influence William Shakespeare and many others.