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Scientists uncover skull of Richard III

LEICESTER, England -- It is not the place you would expect to find a former king.

British scientists have confirmed a skull found in central England under a parking lot is that of Richard III.

Archaeologists found the body last year.

Scientists say DNA tests confirm "beyond reasonable doubt" the bones belong to the long-lost king.

"Take as a whole the skeletal evidence provides a convincing case for confirmation of Richard III," said Doctor Jo Appleby, University of Leicester.

It is said the king died in battle in 1485.

Richard III was made famous to later generations in Shakespeare’s play of the same name.

 

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