Skip to comments.Bones Under Parking Lot Belonged to Richard III
Posted on 02/08/2013 7:24:29 PM PST by neverdem
Until it was discovered beneath a city parking lot last fall, the skeleton had lain unmarked, and unmourned, for more than 500 years. Friars fearful of the men who slew him...
Dr. King said tests conducted at three laboratories in England and France had found that the descendants mitochondrial DNA, a genetic element inherited through the maternal line of descent, matched that extracted from the parking lot skeleton. She said all three samples belonged to a type of mitochondrial DNA that is carried by only 1 to 2 percent of the English population, a rare enough group to satisfy the project team, pending more work on the samples, that a match had been found.
When she studied the results for the first time, she said, she went very quiet, then did a little dance around the laboratory.
Even before the DNA findings came in, team members said, evidence pointed conclusively at the remains as being those of the king. These included confirmation that the body was that of a slight, slender man in his late 20s or early 30s Richard was 32 at his death and an analysis of his bones that showed that his high-protein diet had been rich in meat and marine fish, characteristic of a privileged life in the 15th century.
Also strongly indicative, they said, was the radiocarbon dating of two rib bones that showed that they were those of somebody who died between 1455 and 1540. In addition, team members said, the remains showed an array of injuries consistent with historical accounts of the fatal blows Richard III suffered on the battlefield, and other blows he was likely to have sustained after death from vengeful soldiers of the army of Henry Tudor, the Bosworth victor, who succeeded Richard as King Henry VII...
(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...
Oh, please -- they didn't even have parking lots in his time! ;)
Did they validate his ticket? I mean, the fees for being parked in a lot for 500 years, forget about it.
That’s a lotta pocket change.
One day you’re the King of England, and pretty soon, somebody parks a Yugo on you.
“My kingdom for a parking lot.”
If he drove his wife’s, they’ll probably Ceasar car to pay the tab!
Jay Leno thought they were confused, and
last night said that it was actually Keith Richards.
You are great men of science.
I believe this man still weighs more than a duck, sooooo .....
I believe that should be
My kingdom for a parking spot.
This news is like a week old. Why are they still posting it?
He’s still dead today then is he?
Dude died like a hero guarding his parking spot!
Let’s post it again!
To enrich the minds of those that happen to miss it the first time around?
Most likely hoping for his parking spot.
After all, he’s held it for a long time now.
Must be a good spot.
keep digging. Maybe thyll find Jimmy Hoffa next?
I’m no archaeologist, but his teeth look British ...
So he was a valet on the side?
Richard III song.
Yeah, right? Could have at least parked a Rolls Royce over him. After all he was a king.
“One day youre the King of England, and pretty soon, somebody parks a Yugo on you.”
LOL.Very good. I like you sense of humor!
Web searches still don’t tell me if he got a good spot. Did find out what happened to his feet;
Sure, if you are counting that first post from 12/29/2012. "Body Under British Parking Lot May Be King Richard III"
But I also see a post on 1/31, six on 2/4, one on the 7th, one on the 8th, and this one on the 9th.
If you missed it the first TEN times around, you probably aren't going to get it the 11th.
Then why not bump an existing thread? have an answer to that? Don’t tell me you don’t know!
I’ll tell you. There is a class of thread starters here who consider it some kind of great achievement to start threads come hell or hail, and I would bet that they each keep a count of these great accomplishments like they are Nobel Prizes in Physics. Considering that this story must have been published by a 1,000 English language newspapers across the globe, we can expect as many as 990 more threads about this negligible event started by these fools.
Do you remember the days of the Drudge multiple posts? It became embarrassing when it became obvious that much of what Drudge got was stuff FR was talking about for weeks already.
But, in the race to be the supreme thread-starter, folks tend to ignore the concept that if it is something interesting to them (assuming them to be a real conservative) then it is likely already being discussed here, and a search might be in order.
Unless you are afraid that the time it takes to do a search will prevent you from being the first poster of this weeks-old story.
Well I think I'm pretty conservative, and I'm also a physician. The only other thread that uses "high protein diet" contracted into the keyword highproteindiet is the following link.
"These included confirmation that the body was that of a slight, slender man in his late 20s or early 30s Richard was 32 at his death and an analysis of his bones that showed that his high-protein diet had been rich in meat and marine fish, characteristic of a privileged life in the 15th century.
"Also strongly indicative, they said, was the radiocarbon dating of two rib bones that showed that they were those of somebody who died between 1455 and 1540."
I had already posted Richard III body found under Leicester car park.
It had the same radio carbon dating range between 1455 and 1540, but it didn't mention diet or protein.
It had a different radiocarbon dating range, "sometime between 1485 and 1550." It made no comments about protein or diet.
There's a method to my madness.
I noticed the keyword, and had a good laugh. It was clearly related to the content of the article, and, I’m on a low-carb high protein diet.
It’s my fault. I raved about the NYTimes piece. It really was very good and presented a lot of fascinating (to me) facts that were not in the others. I put the link on neverdem’s thread but I think it was worth posting again by neverdem for those reasons. The reporter was really there when the press was allowed in to see the remains and did not pick everything up from the science journals or the news wires.
I’m looking forward to reading the follow-up stories.
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Thanks again, neverdem.
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