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King Richard III's skeleton found under English carpark

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. 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.

Skeleton under carpark is England's Richard III: scientists

A skeleton found under a carpark in the English city of Leicester was confirmed Monday as that of King Richard III, widely depicted as one of history's most notorious villains. Scientists from the University of Leicester matched DNA from the 500-year-old skeleton with that of descendants of the king's sister, while the skeleton had the twisted spine and battle injuries consistent with contemporary accounts.

UPDATE 4-After 500 years, Richard III's bones yield their secret

* Genetic tests confirm skeleton is that of King Richard III * King's bones discovered under provincial English car park * Richard III cast by Shakespeare as tyrant who killed princes * Skeleton had 10 wounds, showing mortal blows to skull (Adds details on Richard III) By Michael Holden

Skeleton under car park is England's Richard III: scientists

A skeleton found under a car park in the English city of Leicester was on Monday confirmed as that of king Richard III, widely depicted as one of history's most notorious villains. Scientists from the University of Leicester matched DNA from the 500-year-old skeleton with descendants of the king's sister, while the skeleton had the twisted spine and battle injuries consistent with contemporary accounts.

Skeleton under car park is England's Richard III: scientists

A skeleton found under a car park in the English city of Leicester was on Monday confirmed as that of king Richard III, widely depicted as one of history's most notorious villains. Researchers from the University of Leicester matched DNA from the 500-year-old skeleton with a descendant of the king's sister, while the injuries to the body were consistent with the person being killed in battle.

UPDATE 2-England's King Richard III found after 500 years

* Scientific tests confirm skeleton is that of King Richard III * Beyond reasonable doubt bones are that of mediaeval monarch, tests show * DNA match confirmed (Edits) By Michael Holden LEICESTER, England, Feb 4 (Reuters) - A skeleton with a cleaved skull and a curved spine entombed under a car park is that of Richard III, scientific tests confirmed, solving a 500-year-old mystery about the final resting place of the last English king to die in battle.

Skeleton under car park is England's Richard III: scientists

A skeleton found under a car park in the English city of Leicester is that of king Richard III, widely regarded as one of history's most notorious villains, scientists confirmed Monday. The University of Leicester said that DNA from the 500-year-old skeleton, which has battle wounds and a curved spine, matched a 17th generation descendant of the king's sister, Canadian-born carpenter Michael Ibsen.

UPDATE 1-England's King Richard III found under car park-researchers

(Adds details, quote) By Michael Holden LEICESTER, England, Feb 4 (Reuters) - British researchers said on Monday that a skeleton with a cleaved skull and a curved spine entombed under a car park was that of Richard III, solving a 500-year-old mystery about the final resting place of the last English king to die in battle.
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