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Australian icon's grave site 'discovered'

MELBOURNE, Australia - Archaeologists believe they have found the burial site of the infamous Australian bank robber Ned Kelly, reports the BBC.

The site was discovered on the spot where Pentridge Prison once stood. It was apparently a mass grave of 32 individual who were hung at the prison.

Scientists will be conducting forensic tests on the bodies to determine whether or not the remains are in fact that of folk legend.

Ned Kelly rose to fame in the late 19th century as a bank robber. His most notorious act was also his final stand with police, when he assembled his own suit of armor and shot it out with police. Kelly was shot 20 times but survived. He was hung in 1880 for killing three police officers.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7285907.stm

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