11/16/2012

Archaeologists are examining a skeleton recovered from the medieval Grefriars church in Leicester, England to determine whether it belonged to King Richard III who died in a battle in 1485. The skeleton is undergoing a number of tests, such as a CT scan, that will enable researchers to create a three-dimensional image with skin and flesh. They say the skeleton is a good candidate for Richard III since it shows signs of scoliosis, which would be consistent with contemporary accounts of the king.

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