RichardIII

THIS IS truly remarkable. Found under a parking lot, the remains have been DNA tested and confirmed to be Richard III. Killed during the War of the Roses, Richard III’s death was monumental to British history, as the video report above confirms.

From the New York Times: A photograph from the University of Leicester shows the skeleton believed to be King Richard III found at the Grey Friars Church excavation site in Leicester, England, with the photograph something to behold.

Dr Jo Appleby, an osteo-archaeologist from the university’s School of Archaeology and Ancient History, revealed the bones were of a man in his late 20s or early 30s. Richard was 32 when he died. His skeleton had suffered 10 injuries, including eight to the skull, at around the time of death. Two of the skull wounds were potentially fatal. [BBC News]