1. Strange Stories, Amazing Facts gives the date of July 19 as the date of the royal execuition, but this disagrees with every other source I have, which give it as July 16. Also, this book claims that glasses and teeth, identified as Dr. Botkin's, and shreds of clothing from the servants were found when Socalov initially investigated the murder and attempted to find the bodies in 1918.
  2. Here's an interesting sideline: in 1994, a New York Times release - "Moscow is Almost Certain: Anastasia Died With Czar's Family" - stated a report was released to a Russian newspaper claiming that forensic and molecular studies on the Romanov skeletons, performed by both Russian and British scientists, proved that Anastasia was among the dead found in the grave. But in 1995, in an episode of the public television series NOVA, Dr. William Maples, an American forensic Anthropologist who was asked by Russian authorities to identify the Romanov skeletons stated that none of the bones could be identified as those of Anastasia, mainly because there are no vertebrae that can be shown to be young enough to belong to her; so Anatasia's body was not in the grave. This is repeated in 1997 in an episode of Great Mysteries and Myths of the Twentieth Century from the Learning Channel. I have yet to determine if the initial Russian report was wrong, misleading, or non-existant.

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