Category: Science / February 4, 2013 8:48 AM EST
Bones discovered under a public car park in Leicester England have been revealed as Royal - DNA has proven that the bones found belong to England’s Richard III, the last King to die in battle more than five centuries ago. Richard III is one of England’s most famous King’s; he died in the Battle of Bosworth in 1485.
Archeologists were given permission to dig up the car park where they discovered a skeleton: What was discovered was that the skeleton showed battle wounds including a metal arrowhead in the skeleton’s upper back. DNA was taken from Michael Ibsen who is believed to be a direct descendent of Richard III’s sister, Anne of York.
Richard III will go to Leicester Cathedral as members of the Parliament discuss a permanent grave. Some argue the former King should be honored with a state funeral in London, and buried with other British monarchs.
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