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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AFP (Feb. 28, 2013) Forensic scientists have announced they have delved into the embalmed heart of Richard the Lionheart, finding chemical evidence that the remains of England's Crusader king were handled with holy ... watch video
CBC (Feb. 5, 2013) The skull of a 15th-century English king that was found under a parking lot in Leicester, England, has been used to reconstruct the monarch's face, via a technique that can help identify the victims ... watch video
CBC (Feb. 5, 2013) The skull of a 15th-century British king that was found under a parking lot in Leicester, England, has been used to reconstruct the monarch's face, via a technique that can help identify the victims ... watch video
AP (Apr. 30, 2014) The deteriorating tomb of King Tutankhamun's, more commonly known as King Tut, has been replicated using 3D technology. The replica was inaugurated Wednesday in front of the Valley of the Kings in ... watch video
AFP (Nov. 6, 2015) The Egyptian Minister of Antiquities said on Thursday new tombs would be opened in the Valley of Kings at Luxor, in southern Egypt, and others reopened in a continued bid to unravel the "secrets" of ... watch video
Nov. 23, 2015 From an evolutionary perspective, it happened almost overnight. In less than 800 years Yakutian horses adapted to the extremely cold temperatures found in the environments of eastern Siberia. The ... read more
Nov. 23, 2015 A simple PVC eraser has helped an international team of scientists led by bioarchaeologists to resolve the mystery surrounding the tissue-thin parchment used by medieval scribes to produce the first ... read more
Nov. 24, 2015 A 'dinosaur' fossil originally discovered on Prince Edward Island, Canada, has been shown to have steak knife-like teeth, and researchers have changed its name to Dimetrodon ... read more
Nov. 21, 2015 A new study shows that larger eye size is the source of a sizable reproductive advantage for a tiny freshwater crustacean, Daphnia obtusa. The research provides hard data for ... read more
Feb. 4, 2013 The University of Leicester has confirmed that it has discovered the remains of England's King Richard III. At a specially convened media conference, experts unanimously identified the remains ... read more
Feb. 3, 2013 Did this head once bear the English Crown? Researchers have just unveiled the world's first photograph of the human remains found at the Grey Friars church -- which could be that of King Richard ... read more
Oct. 15, 2012 Archaeologists from the University of Leicester who uncovered a grave thought to contain the skeleton of King Richard III have revealed that the remains came within inches of being destroyed by ... read more
Sep. 10, 2012 The University of Leicester is announcing that the archaeological dig at Greyfriars will continue for a third week as archaeologists get 'tantalisingly close' in their search for King ... read more