Body of King Richard III Found
Researchers from England’s University of Leicester have determined “beyond all reasonable doubt” that a skeleton found beneath a car park—a parking lot—during an archaeological dig at Leicester in central England last August is that of the former king Richard III. Evidence includes battle wounds such as a severe head blow probably caused by a halberd and signs of scoliosis (curvature of the spine) from which Richard suffered. Most convincing, however, is a near-perfect DNA match with two of Richard’s descendants. He was killed at the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485.
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National Geographic Daily News, King Richard III Bones Found