Recent discovery may solve 300-year-old cold case

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German construction workers came across an incredible find that not only bears historical significance, but also may solve a 300-year-old cold case.

They found remains they believe belong to the body of Philip Christoph Königsmarck, the infamous lover of 17th century royal Princess Sophia Dorothea.

Their love story is a tale of passion and secrecy that was cut short just before he and Dorothea planned to run away from her oppressive husband, Georg Ludwig.

Historians have never been positive about what happened to Königsmarck -- it has just been assumed that Ludwig had him killed.

According to reports made after he went missing, there were a few placing where his body may have been found.

One of them was the outskirts of the Germany's Leine Castle -- the place where he reportedly last saw Dorothea.

Lund University researchers will perform a DNA test to determine for certain if the remains belong to the slain lover.

Though getting answers won't give their love story a "happily ever after," it will give them an ending -- one listeners have always longed for.

After Königsmarck disappeared, Dorthea vanished. She was reportedly imprisoned for the rest of her life by her jealous husband, who then ascended to the throne of Great Britain and took the name King George I.

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