Long-Lost Remains Of Richard III Will Be Reinterred This Week

It's been nearly three years since Richard III's remains were discovered beneath a parking lot in Leicester, England ... 500 years after his death in the Battle of Bosworth field. The bones were studied and their identity confirmed; now it's time for the monarch to head to his final resting place. » 3/22/15 8:30am 3/22/15 8:30am

King Richard III's Remains Have Been Confirmed To 99.999% Accuracy

The case is officially closed on what's being called the oldest forensic investigation in history. A new genetic analysis is providing incontrovertible evidence that the skeleton found under a parking lot in Leicester belonged to the king, while uncovering new truths about his appearance and lineage. » 12/02/14 9:00am 12/02/14 9:00am

Archaeologists Search For English King Killed By An Arrow To The Eye

Digging up British royalty seems to be the latest fad in archaeology. Having found Richard III, researchers now want to exhume the body of King Harold II to find out whether he really died in the manner portrayed in a famous section of the Bayeux Tapestry—with an arrow shot into his eye. » 10/14/14 12:04pm 10/14/14 12:04pm

Richard III identified? Not so fast, say DNA experts

Yesterday's big news was the announcement from Leicester University researchers saying they successfully identified the bones of King Richard III — a conclusion they proclaimed was "beyond a reasonable doubt." Less than a day later, a swarm of people are now crying foul, saying that the paper has yet to be peer… » 2/05/13 9:30am 2/05/13 9:30am

DNA from Canadian family confirms identity of King Richard III's remains

University of Leicester archaeologists announced today that it is "beyond reasonable doubt" that a skeleton found last year does indeed belong to King Richard III. To make the confirmation, scientists compared DNA found on the bone fragments with samples taken from a Canadian family that is directly descended from… » 2/04/13 6:30am 2/04/13 6:30am

Was King Richard III's long lost body just discovered beneath a U.K.…

The exact whereabouts of King Richard III's body have been a mystery for over half a millenium. Now, a team of archeologists conducting excavations beneath a car park in Leicester, England has found the remains of a man thought to have perished around the time of Richard's reign. » 9/12/12 3:47pm 9/12/12 3:47pm

Where the hell is King Richard III's body?

On August 22, 1485, Richard III was killed at the Battle of Bosworth Field, ending the War of the Roses, the Plantagenet Dynasty, and arguably the Middle Ages in England. So, uh, we should probably know where his body is. » 8/26/12 5:00pm 8/26/12 5:00pm