Exhumation Of Salvador Dali's Remains Begin

Salvador Dali's mustache was found intact when forensic experts exhumed his body.

Officials said Friday that the artist's mummified remains were so well conserved that even his famous moustache had survived the passing of time and remained in "its classic shape of ten past ten", referring to the positions of the hands on a clock.

After the gates of the premises closed Thursday, a 1.5-ton stone slab was removed to open the crypt where Dali was interred 27 years ago.

"At 22: 20, the coffin where Salvador Dali was opened and (the experts) have started to work with the mortal remains in order to extract biological samples", announced the Court of appeal of Catalonia, in a press release.

The undertaker who embalmed Dali's body when he died in 1989 told Reuters it would be easy to get a tooth or bone sample because the body would be "in relatively good condition".

If Ms Abel is proven right, she may have claim to some parts of Dali's estate, now owned by the Spanish state, but the results of the tests may take weeks to come through.

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In June, a Madrid judge ruled there was no other way to settle her claim than to raise the artist from his grave, which was not a simple task.

Dali lived his last years in seclusion in his castle of Pubol with his companion Gala, who died in 1982, with whom he had no child.

According to Abel, Dali took advantage of his frequent visits to the residence to pursue an affair with her mother, Antonia Martinez de Haro.

Martinez is believed to have brought the claim because of her hard financial situation and she likely hopes to get part of Dali's estate.

His lawyer at the time had estimated its value at $ 136 million.

The court litigation began in 2015, as Ms. Abel sued the Ministry of France, the trustee of Dali's Estate, as well as the Gala Dali Foundation, which administers this former.

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Salvador Dali's remains have been resting in a crypt under the stage of the Figueras domed Theatre-Museum.

But Abel has said she's not interested in money and only wants to be recognized as Dali's daughter.

This story was updated to include a statement from the Salvador Dali Foundation.

NBC News reported that the Dali Museums and Foundation oppose the exhumation.

It may take weeks before the results of the DNA tests are known.

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To ensure no photos were taken of Dali's body, mobile phones were placed in a deposit box and a marquee was installed under the museum's glass dome.

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