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3D Model of King Richard III’s grave

Researchers have released to the public a 3-dimensional model of King Richard III's grave. This model of King Richard III’s grave shows the king’s remains in-situ shortly after their discovery by University of Leicester archaeologists beneath a car park in Leicester in 2012. The model has been generated using Agisoft’s Photoscan

DNA confirms King Richard III’s remains

DNA analysis has conclusively proved that the remains found under an English parking lot two years ago do, in fact, belong to King Richard III. "The evidence is overwhelming that these are indeed the remains of Richard III," University of Leicester geneticist Turi King said during a press conference. Just how overwhelming?

New study reveals Richard III removed his helmet

Analysis of the remains of King Richard III shows he received nine wounds to the skull when he died during the Battle of Bosworth in 1485. The results, published in The Lancet, show that Richard's skeleton sustained 11 wounds at or near the time of his death -- nine of them

King Richard III’s diet revealed

An analysis of Richard III's remains have revealed the monarch dined on expensive wildfowl, fresh fish, and drank plenty of wine. The analysis of Richard's rib bone showed that there was a significant shift in the values of nitrogen and oxygen isotopes late in Richard's life, Evans said. Nitrogen isotopes are natural

Researchers to sequence King Richard III’s genome

Dr. Turi King from the Department of Genetics at the University of Leicester is undertaking a project to sequence the genome of Richard III. “Sequencing the genome of Richard III is a hugely important project that will help to teach us not only about him, but ferment discussion about how our

Plans to rebury Richard III underway

Preparations to rebury the remains of King Richard III are underway as architectural plans are being drawn up for a £1 million raised tomb in Leicester Cathedral. "This amazing chapter in the story of Richard III's life, death and rediscovery has been a partnership between the City Council, the Cathedral and

Additional DNA tests to be performed on Richard III’s remains

The remains of King Richard III were recently identified using mitochondrial DNA tests, a type of DNA transmitted through women. Now researchers are trying to identify the king through DNA found on the Y chromosome, carried only by men. Chris Tyler-Smith, a geneticist at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute near Cambridge,