Scientists: Remains Of King Richard III Found

Scientists in Leicester, England said Monday they have confirmed that King Richard III’s remains have been found under a parking lot, the Associated Press reported

University of Leicester researchers say tests on a battle-scarred skeleton unearthed last year prove “beyond reasonable doubt” that it is the king, who died at the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485, and whose remains have been missing for centuries.

The photo above shows the skull found in the excavation in Leicester.

Above are the remains of Richard III, shown during a press conference Feb. 4, 2013, with Jo Appleby, a lecturer at University of Leicester, School of Archaeology and Ancient History. Appleby led the exhumation of the remains.

(Photo credits: UPPA/ZUMA Press/Newscom, Vieira Rui/PA Photos/ABACA/Newscom) 

 

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