Alleged "relics of Joan of Arc," under the care of the Archbishop of Tours in Chinon, France, do not contain the charred remains of the saint but consist of a mummified cat leg bone and human rib. The bones date from the 6th-3rd century BC, according to a new study.
The bottle containing the bones first surfaced at a pharmacy in 1867. Its label read: "Remains found under the pyre of Joan of Arc, maiden of Orleans." The "relics," have fooled onlookers for decades.
COMMENT: I very much doubt they fooled all onlookers. In fact, it was probably only the completely credulous ones, the sort of people who would believe Pope Pius XII was a saint, who went fell it. Everybody else probably just assumed someone was out to make money from a load of old cat bones.