Body found under parking lot is King Richard III, scientists say
Royal remains: Skull of the skeleton found at the Grey Friars excavation in Leicester.
February 4th, 2013
08:55 AM ET

Body found under parking lot is King Richard III, scientists say

DNA tests have confirmed that human remains found buried beneath an English car park are those of the country's King Richard III.

British scientists announced Monday they are convinced "beyond reasonable doubt" that a skeleton found during an archaeological dig in Leicester, central England, last August is that of the former king, who was killed at the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485.

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  1. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ¬©‚ĄĘ

    Look at that jaw on Richard III: he would have had the accent of a Gloria Upson.

    February 4, 2013 at 9:01 am | Report abuse |
  2. Hamsta

    I read the same article in the science section of Fox News 6 months ago. Not only is this not breaking news which is supposed to be what this blog is about but the core definition of faux is plagerism. Good job CNN!!!!

    February 4, 2013 at 9:16 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy¬©

      Please look up what plagiarism actually means.
      The just confirmed the DNA recently and only just found him in August; reporting on the same story isn't plagiarism.

      February 4, 2013 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy¬©

      Reporting on the same story isn't plagerism. They only just confirmed the dna, making it impossible for Fox to have reported on it 6 months ago...when they found him.

      February 4, 2013 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy¬©

      The confirmation of the dna is what makes it "this just in".

      February 4, 2013 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
  3. GOP = Greed Over People (party)

    Yea sure. Its him. Lol

    February 4, 2013 at 9:18 am | Report abuse |
  4. the prophet

    @jif so the junk yard was a cemetery !

    February 4, 2013 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
  5. the prophet

    How did he parish

    February 4, 2013 at 10:11 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy¬©

      He died battling Henry VII is the Battle of Bosworth; Henry VII being Henry Tudor, father of Henry VIII.

      February 4, 2013 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
  6. chrissy

    WHY arent you reading faux then? Cant resist spreading that obxoxious atti tude around can you?

    February 4, 2013 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
  7. 1608

    Richard III's remains will be reburied in Leicester Cathedral, close to the site of his original grave, in a memorial service expected to be held early next year, once analysis of the bones is completed.

    Dose this mean he will have two grave sites?

    February 4, 2013 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Scottish Mama

    Ooh, I'm hen-ry the Vlll th I am, Henry the Vlll th the 8th I am, I am, I got married to the widow next door. She's been married 7 times before. Remember the song, by the Herman's Hermits?

    February 4, 2013 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
  9. BOMBO's Monty Python reference

    And how did they know he was a king? He didn't have sh- all over him.

    February 4, 2013 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse |
  10. BOMBO's William Shakespeare reference

    A horse, a horse, my kindom for a horse.

    February 4, 2013 at 10:47 pm | Report abuse |
  11. chilipepper

    It was found with tire tracks on top his skull.

    February 5, 2013 at 5:37 am | Report abuse |