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Thingamajig
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King Richard III

A historical mystery that stumped British experts for centuries appears to have finally been solved, thanks to a DNA sample from a Canadian family.

Scientists say they have found the 500-year-old remains of England's King Richard III under a parking lot in the city of Leicester.

University of Leicester researchers said today it is "beyond reasonable doubt" that a battle-scarred skeleton unearthed last year is the king, who died at the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485.

»www.vancouversun.com/tec ··· ory.html

How do you lose the remains of a King? Pretty cool they can determine a positive I.D. after all this time.
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Thingamajig
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Now the bad news...


Thane_Bitter
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LOL, London real-estate is horribly expensive.

It's interesting that they had been able to extract usable DNA from the body given its age and burial conditions.


vue666
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Is this the same King Richard as in the Robin Hood mythos?


capdjq
Oh Did I Offend You
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reply to Thingamajig
Is he the same guy who wanted to trade his Kingdom for a horse.


urbanriot
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Yea, I read about that this morning, very interesting:
»www.scienceworldreport.c ··· ting.htm


dirtyjeffer
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reply to Thingamajig
and Jeff Ibsen is from London, ON...you're welcome.


Wolfie00
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said by capdjq:

Is he the same guy who wanted to trade his Kingdom for a horse.

No. That only happened in Shakespeare's hopelessly distorted and highly fictionalized play. Think modern Hollywood movies take liberties with the facts for the sake of a roaring good story? Bill was the original spinmeister, spinning whatever would sell a ticket! His "historical plays" are a study in drama, not history. If he were living today Bill would probably be a Hollywood tycoon putting Spielberg to shame!
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vue666
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Now if only they could prove/disprove King Arthur and the mythos of Camelot...
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Guspaz
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Re: King Richard III

They proved the ID by using a DNA sample from his distant relative. Who happened to be a Canadian woman. Unfortunately, she was deceased, but her son was able to provide them with a DNA sample (the traits they were testing for are only passed down on the female side).
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Anav
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Awesome news story. Was reading that this morn on BBC. Of course carbon dating is not approved by the catholic church but pedophile dating is covertly tolerated.