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Search for England's Lost King Hangs on DNA Match

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October 12, 2012
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Beneath a car park in the English city of Leicester, experts believe they have found the remains of King Richard III, who died in battle in 1485. The key to identifying the skeleton lies with a carpenter in London -- a 17th generation descendant of Richard who shares his DNA.


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