(...)"The path leading to the scaffold was extremely rough and difficult to pass; the King was obliged to lean on my arm, and from the slowness with which he proceeded, I feared for a moment that his courage might fail; but what was my astonishment, when arrived at the last step, I felt that he suddenly let go my arm, and I saw him cross with a firm foot the breadth of the whole scaffold; silence, by his look alone, fifteen or twenty drums that were placed opposite to me; and in a voice so loud, that it must have been heard it the Pont Tournant, I heard him pronounce distinctly these memorable words: 'I die innocent of all the crimes laid to my charge; I Pardon those who have occasioned my death; and I pray to God that the blood you are going to shed may never be visited on France (...) The body of Louis XVI was immediately transported to the old Church of the Madeleine (demolished in 1799), since the legislation in force forbade burial of his remains beside those of his father"(...)
Reference: Cronin, Vincent, Louis and Antoinete (1975)
Almost 220 Years later;
Hundreds of Libyans have been queuing to get a glimpse of the body of Col Gaddafi in a meat storage room in Misrata. Officials, including acting Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril, have also been to see the corpses. "I told them to keep it in the freezer for a few days... to make sure that everybody knows he is dead," he said.
Reference: BBC News
220 years ago, people had the decency to bury the dead .. and now !!
This doesn't feel right ...