British King Richard The Third found dead underneath parking lotBy Mason White 1:27 PM February 4, 2013
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By: David Ross
(Scroll down for video) A long lost British king was finally found dead underneath a parking lot, according to press reports in England.
DNA tests have confirmed that the human remains found buried under an English parking lot is that of King Richard III.
British scientists announced Monday that they are convinced beyond reasonable doubt that the skeleton found during an archaeological dig in Leicester, central England, last August is that of the former King, who died at the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485.
Mitochondrial DNA extracted from the bones matched those of Michael Ibsen, a Canadian carpenter and direct descendant of the sister of Richard III, Anne of York.
Experts said that other evidence, including battle wounds and signs of scoliosis, or curvature of the spine, which was found during the investigation of more than four months of testing support the DNA results.
The skeleton was discovered buried in the wreckage of what was once the Greyfriars friary, but is now a parking lot.
King Richard III’s remains will be buried at Leicester Cathedral, near the site of the original tomb, at a memorial service which is expected to be held early next year, once the analysis of the bones is complete.
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