Archaeologists may have found Richard III’s skeleton

Published on September 14th, 2012 | by Admin


Archaeologists have been searching for the body of King Richard III underneath a parking lot in England. Now they have uncovered human remains and are proceeding to genetically test them to see if they belong to the king.

Archaeologists searching for the body of England’s King Richard III under a city centre parking lot said on Wednesday they had found remains which could be those of the monarch depicted by Shakespeare as an evil, deformed, child-murdering monster.

Richard was killed at the Battle of Bosworth in central England in 1485 and his bones reportedly ended up in a Franciscan friary known as Greyfriars, now located under a car park in the centre of Leicester.

Bosworth Field is around 14 miles (25 km) away from Leicester and Richard is one of just a few English kings whose final resting place is unknown.

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Story: Michael Holden, Reuters | Photo: Neil Hall, Reuters

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