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King Richard`s heart preserved in frankincense, mercury

Last Updated: Sunday, March 03, 2013, 17:29

Scientists have found that the heart of King Richard I, who ruled England in the 12th-Century, was preserved using mercury, mint and frankincense, among other sweet-smelling plants.

Frankincense production `doomed`: Scientists warn

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 21, 2011, 09:41

Trees that produce frankincense, a fragrant resin used in incense and perfumes and a central part of the Christmas story are declining,