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Identifying any person by teeth or remains of his teeth is not a new technique. It goes back to the time of Nero around 66 A.D. According to one legend, Agrippina, Nero's mother ordered her soldiers to kill her rival Lollia Paulina who was in competition with her to be the wife of Emperor Claudius. They were instructed to bring back the head of Lollia Paulina as a proof of her death. But when the soldiers brought back the head, Agrippina was unable to identify the head positively as it was unidentifiable. Then she remembered the unique features of the Lollia Paulina discoloured front tooth and examined the tooth present in the head which the soldiers brought back as a proof. After seeing the discoloured front tooth it was confirmed that the

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