November 20th, 2009, 17:45 PM
Mussolini's blood and brain up for sale on eBay
Italian dictator Benito Mussolini's blood and brain went on sale Friday for 15,000 euros (22,000 dollars) on online auction website eBay, before the company pulled the ad posted by an anonymous seller.
"No bid was made during the brief time the advert was visible," eBay said on its website, explaining the removal on the grounds that the company did not authorise sales of human matter.
"It's a disgrace trying to sell my grand-father's brain and blood," said Alessandra Mussolini, the neo-fascist grand-daughter of Il Duce told Sky TG24 television.
She said that the remains of her grand-father, who was hanged by partisans at the end of World War II, were normally kept in a Milan hospital. The television station said the hospital denied the claim.