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Richard III: DNA confirms twisted bones belong to king

Not just the identity of the man in the car park with the twisted spine, but the appalling last moments and humiliating treatment of the naked body of Richard III in the hours after his death have been revealed at an extraordinary press conference at Leicester University.<p>There were cheers when …

Richard III in Leicester: a note of scepticism

Culture,History,Archaeology,Education,Forensic science and archaeology,Monarchy,Heritage,University funding,University of Leicester,Leicester,Richard III<p>Has this more to do with media coverage and 'impact' than a genuinely intellectual field of inquiry?

Richard III Skeleton? Mutilated Bones Unearthed In England May Belong To Medieval King

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer<p>Published: 11/15/2012 05:36 PM EST on LiveScience<p>A mutilated skeleton unearthed from a medieval church in Leicester is undergoing testing to determine if it belongs to Richard III, an unlucky king of England who died in battle in 1485.<p>Archaeologists …

King Richard III Bones Found, Scientists Say

Scientists say DNA and other tests confirm skeletal remains are an English king’s.<p><b>The search for the long-vilified English King Richard III, who died in battle in 1485 and whose image as a nasty tyrant was immortalized by William Shakespeare, appears to have ended.</b><p>In a dramatic Monday morning press …

Confirmed: Skeleton Is Richard III

King Richard III's Bones Found Under English Parking Lot

A stunning archaeological find--confirmed by DNA--to light up this winter of our discontent.<p>Britain's most reviled king, the short-lived monarch Richard III--last of the House of York, last of the Plantagenet dynasty, final loser of the Wars of the Roses, and benefactor of Cambridge University--has …

Richard III: the dead king who brought the world's gaze to a Leicester car park

At 10.40am on 4 February 2013, in what may have been the most extraordinary press conference ever held at any UK university, journalists from all over the world gathered to hear the announcement that the skeleton with the twisted spine found in a Leicester car park was that of Richard III, the last …

Scientists to map genome of medieval English king Richard III

LONDON (Reuters) - A year after they revealed a twisted skeleton found under a car park as the mortal remains of King Richard III, scientists in Britain plan to grind samples of his ancient bones and use them to map his genome.<p>Project Osteologist Jo Appleby is seen pointing out damage to a skull, …

Scientists Will Decode King Richard III's Entire Genome

The genetic code of King Richard III, the medieval English monarch whose body was found buried under a parking lot in Leicester, is set to be sequenced.<p>Researchers at the University of Leicester announced the project on Tuesday. The goal, they said, is to catalog as complete a genome as possible …

10 Novels That Will Scare The Hell Out Of You

As a kid I was obsessed with an abandoned house in the cow pasture across the street from my friend Anna's house. We never went inside, but just walking by was enough to freak me out. tThe roof caved in on the stone walls, every window was a punched-out eye, and I knew that if there was a murderer …