A lock of Napoleon Bonaparte's hair apparently has been found in a vault in Sydney, Australia, according to the AFP.

The hair was found during renovations at Sydney's Town Hall, but no one knows when, why or how it got there.

"But it doesn't look like the sort of thing someone would fake," Margaret Betteridge, an exhibit curator, told the AFP.

Betteridge said a letter accompanying the lock of hair suggests a Scotsman got the hair from a woman whose brother, Major William Crockat, had been present at the death of the French ruler in 1821. Crockat appeared in a painting depicting Napoleon's death.

Betteridge says its well known that Napoleon's hair was cut after his death.