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Richard III Found

By February 4, 2013

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It was an archaeological longshot but it captured the public imagination: could a dig in a Leicester car park find the lost body of Richard III, England's most unpopular king? Killed at the Battle of Bosworth in 1485, Richard's body would theoretically contain the marks  of certain wounds and deformities, and when the archaeologists found a skeleton which seemed to fit the world took notice. Now a careful study on every aspect of the bones, including DNA tests on descendants of Richard's relatives (Anne of York), has allowed a press conference to take place today, February 4th, and the news revealed: they have found, in all probability, the body of Richard III. The University of Leicester, which ran the dig, has a website where they will be adding video on the subject. The body did have a curved spine, but both arms were fine.

 

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