King Richard III’s Face Unveiled

    LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 05:  A facial reconstruction of King Richard III is unveiled by the Richard III Society on February 5, 2013 in London, England. After  carrying out a series scientific investigations on remains found in a car park in Leicester, the University of Leicester announced yesterday that they were those of King Richard III. King's Richard III's remains are to be re-interred at Leicester Catherdral.  (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

    Facial reconstruction of King Richard III. (Dan Kitwood/Getty),Dan Kitwood

    One day after the surprise discovery of former King of England Richard III’s skeleton under a parking lot, scientists have revealed a facial reconstruction of the monarch most famous as Shakespeare's hunchbacked villain. The image was constructed using 3-D scans of his skull and reveals what he may have looked like 500 years ago. Experts say that the king’s features match those of original portraits painted of him following his death. Richard III’s body was found just two feet beneath a concrete parking lot following a “sensation” by Philippa Langley, a member of the Richard III Society, that his body was there. Richard III is said to have died of fatal wounds during the Battle of Bosworth in 1485.

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