4 February 2013 2:48 PM, PST | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

In Leicester, England, a skeleton was found buried six feet beneath a parking lot in a makeshift grave. Five months after their discovery, the bones have been positively identified as those of King Richard III.

The New York Times reports that DNA samples matched those taken from two living descendants of Richard III. A hole in the skull supports contemporary accounts of the king’s violent death on the battlefield over 500 years ago. Radiocarbon dating, the location of the skeleton and curvature of the spine, indicating that the person suffered from scoliosis, all supported claims that it was indeed the skeleton of the monarch. »

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