How To Identify The Long-Lost Corpse Of A Famous Historical Figure

The remains of Richard III were recently reinterred after the Plantagenet king was discovered beneath a car park. And this year, researcher announced that they may have discovered the remains of Don Quixote author Miguel de Cervantes. But when a corpse has been missing so long, how do you identify the remains? »4/02/15 12:00pm4/02/15 12:00pm

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 9:30am2/04/13 9:30am