King Richard III Found: DNA Tests Confirm Controversial Remains Belong to the Dead Monarch [BBC]

Richard III's body was recently dug out from under a parking lot

By on February 4th, 2013 10:56 GMT

The news has just broken that the human remains dug out in September 2012 from under a parking lot in Leicester, in the East Midlands of England, do in fact belong to Richard III, a 15th century monarch whose death marked the end of the Wars of the Roses.

As previously reported, many suspected that these highly controversial remains belonged to said king, yet it is only now that the researchers and archaeologists in charge of analyzing them have decided to go public with the results of their DNA tests.

According to the BBC, the University of Leicester has confirmed that the DNA extracted from these remains matches other samples taken from some of the monarch's descendants.

In other words, the controversial parking lot body has finally been identified as Richard III.

Hopefully, more information on this topic will soon follow.

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