King unearthed from parking lot

DNA tests cited as evidence of 15th-century ruler’s identity

Posted: February 5, 2013 at 5:26 a.m.

Jo Appleby, a lecturer in human bioarchaeology at the University of Leicester, School of Archaeology and Ancient History, who led the exhumation of the remains found during a dig at a Leicester parking lot, speaks at the university Monday.

Skeletal remains found under a parking lot in the English Midlands city of Leicester are those of King Richard III, researchers announced Monday, a find that paves the way for a possible reassessment of the brief but violent reign of one of the most widely reviled of English monarchs.

Remains of Richard III Found Under Parking Lot

Scientists say they have found the 500-year-old remains of England's King Richard III under a parking lot in the city of Leicester. Researchers say tests on a battle-scarred skeleton unearthed last year prove it is the king. (By The Associated Press)
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This undated photo, made available Monday by the University of Leicester, England, shows the remains found underneath a parking lot last September at ...

This undated photo made available Monday shows what is presumed to be the skull of Richard III.

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