Skip to comments.It IS King Richard III: Scientists reveal DNA results confirm regal identity of body...
Posted on 02/04/2013 3:11:38 AM PST by naturalman1975
The body of a man killed in battle found beneath a social services office car park in Leicester is that of Richard III, DNA analysis confirmed today.
Dr Turi King of the University of Leicester said that there was a DNA match between the maternal line of a descendant of the family of Richard III and the remains found beneath Grey Friars car park.
Lead researcher Dr Richard Buckley added: 'It is the academic conclusion of the University of Leicester that beyond reasonable doubt the remains found in Leicester are that of Richard III, the last Plantagenet king of England.'
The announcement follows months of analysis of the remains since they were unearthed last September and growing speculation that they were indeed those of the last Plantagenet king.
Researchers from the University of Leicester, which led the dig and investigation, yesterday released an image of dead man's skull, which seemed in remarkably good condition considering the time it has spent beneath the earth.
The skull was part of a skeleton complete with a metal arrowhead embedded in its spine and signs of battle trauma unearthed by archaeologists in September, two weeks after they began excavating the city centre site of the former Greyfriars church.
In a lengthy press conference, researchers outlined the various tests and checks they carried out to determine the identity of the skeleton.
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" And fall thy edgeless sword: despair, and die!-- "
A horse, a horse, my kingdom for a horse.
They paved Plantagenet and put up a parking lot.
He’s dead, Jim.
Twas my Kingdom, anon, thine shining buildings under mine control, until.... alas... thy arrow, it pierced my knee."
So they can pull up Richard III, and over here we still can’t find Jimmy Hoffa’s remains.
Shakespeare’s Richard III
Rescue, my Lord of Norfolk, rescue, rescue!
The king enacts more wonders than a man,
Daring an opposite to every danger:
His horse is slain, and all on foot he fights,
Seeking for Richmond in the throat of death.
Rescue, fair lord, or else the day is lost!
KING RICHARD III:
A horse! a horse! my kingdom for a horse!
Withdraw, my lord; I’ll help you to a horse.
Last Plantagenet king. “Dr Turi King of the University of Leicester said that there was a DNA match”
Last king’s last doctor, Doctor King. It’s sorta elegant.
The article says that the grave was found 2,231 feet below ground level. That is awfully deep. That can’t be right, can it?
That’s why you always hire professionals.
This is really neat...wonder how EII is going to handle how to deal with the remains..formal funeral?
But REALLY, in jolly OLD England how do you pave anything thing over without checking what’s underneath?
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