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I have been extraordinarily lazy about this blog, but nothing in news has really grabbed me enough to feel it warrants a post. But this? You betcha.

A skeleton found beneath a Leicester car park has been confirmed as that of English king Richard III.

Experts from the University of Leicester said DNA from the bones matched that of descendants of the monarch's family.

Lead archaeologist Richard Buckley, from the University of Leicester, told a press conference to applause: "Beyond reasonable doubt it's Richard."

Richard, killed in battle in 1485, will be reinterred in Leicester Cathedral.


The painstaking process itself is utterly fascinating, as well. A major piece of English history recovered through some very interesting science.
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