Remains Of King Richard III Found In Leicester, England
DNA tests have proven the skeletal remains found under a parking lot in Leicester, England last August to belong to the nation's legendary King Richard III, who was killed at the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485.
British experts have pieced together evidence that includes battle wounds and indications of scoliosis, from which Richard III is suspected to have suffered, to arrive at a conclusion that they are describing as "beyond reasonable doubt," reports CNN.
The DNA extracted from the bones of the remains, which were in astonishingly good condition considering their age, was connected to Canadian Michael Ibsen, a direct descendant of Anne of York, Richard III's sister. "I never thought I'd be a match, and certainly not that it would be so close, but the results look like a carbon copy," Isben said.
The remains that have now been determined to belong to Richard III, who was immortalized in the eponymous work by William Shakespeare, will be re-interred in Leicester Cathedral after they have been fully analyzed.
"This has been an extraordinary journey of discovery," said screenwriter Philippa Langley, who has been a big proponent for the investigation. "We came with a dream and today that dream has been realized. This is an historic moment that will rewrite the history books."