Romanovs: The Missing Bodies | National Geographic

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The Romanovs were a high-ranking family in Russia during the 16th and 17th century. In 1613, Mikhail Romanov became the first Romanov czar of Russia, following a fifteen-year period of political upheaval after the fall of the Rurik Dynasty.

His house was the reigning royal house of Russia from 1613 to 1917. Their family achieved prominence as boyars of the Grand Duchy of Moscow and later the Tsardom of Russia.

Czar Nicholas II was the last Romanov. His immediate family was executed in 1918. But are there still living descendants to the Romanov name? People from all over the world have tried to lay claim on the Romanov name.

What happened to the missing bodies of the Romanov family? It is a mystery that has baffled historians for decades. There were missing bodies, long thought to have been murdered during the Russian Revolution.

In 2007, bone fragments were found in a shallow grave 70 meters away from the original 1979 discovery site. This documentary focuses on those bone fragments, and whether they are related to the Romanov family.

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