Scientists confirmed Monday that a skeleton found under a carpark in the English city of Leicester was that of King Richard III, in a bizarre end to a 500-year-old historical mystery.
A picture released on February 3, 2013, by the University of Leicester shows a skull from a skeleton found underneath a carpark in the English city of Leicester. The skeleton is that of King Richard III, one of history's most notorious villains, scientists said Monday.
DNA from the bones matched that of descendants of the king's sister, while the skeleton had the twisted spine and battle injuries consistent with contemporary accounts, said researchers from the University of Leicester.
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