Confirmed: Skeleton Is Richard III

    LEICESTER, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 04:  A television screen displays the skull what is believed to be King Richard III during a press conference at Leicester University on February 4, 2013 in Leicester, England. The University of Leicester has been carrying out scientific investigations on remains found in a car park to find out whether they are those of King Richard III since last September, when the skeleton was discovered in the foundations of Greyfriars Church, Leicester.  (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

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    One of history’s biggest mysteries may be solved—now is it time for Americans to catch up and find Jimmy Hoffa? Archeologists in Britain said on Monday that they believe “beyond reasonable doubt” that an ancient skeleton found under a parking lot in Leicester belonged to King Richard III, who was killed in battle 500 years ago. DNA tests on the skull proved it belonged to the tyrannical king—and they said there was evidence the king had been tied down where he was buried. Around 10 wounds were found on the skeleton, including eight to the skull, and an arrowhead was found embedded in the spine. The remains were found under a city council parking lot—in a dig that archeologists recently described as a “long shot.” Richard III was described by Shakespeare as having a hunchback, and indeed the skeleton shows evidence of curvature of the spine.

    Found underneath a parking lot.

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