The remains of Richard III were recently reinterred after the Plantagenet king was discovered beneath a car park. And this year, researcher announced that they may have discovered the remains of Don Quixote author Miguel de Cervantes. But when a corpse has been missing so long, how do you identify the remains?
The case is officially closed on what's being called the oldest forensic investigation in history. A new genetic analysis is providing incontrovertible evidence that the skeleton found under a parking lot in Leicester belonged to the king, while uncovering new truths about his appearance and lineage.
Digging up British royalty seems to be the latest fad in archaeology. Having found Richard III, researchers now want to exhume the body of King Harold II to find out whether he really died in the manner portrayed in a famous section of the Bayeux Tapestry—with an arrow shot into his eye.
Yesterday's big news was the announcement from Leicester University researchers saying they successfully identified the bones of King Richard III — a conclusion they proclaimed was "beyond a reasonable doubt." Less than a day later, a swarm of people are now crying foul, saying that the paper has yet to be peer…
University of Leicester archaeologists announced today that it is "beyond reasonable doubt" that a skeleton found last year does indeed belong to King Richard III. To make the confirmation, scientists compared DNA found on the bone fragments with samples taken from a Canadian family that is directly descended from…
The exact whereabouts of King Richard III's body have been a mystery for over half a millenium. Now, a team of archeologists conducting excavations beneath a car park in Leicester, England has found the remains of a man thought to have perished around the time of Richard's reign.
On August 22, 1485, Richard III was killed at the Battle of Bosworth Field, ending the War of the Roses, the Plantagenet Dynasty, and arguably the Middle Ages in England. So, uh, we should probably know where his body is.