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WJLA, February 04, 2013

Richard III remains found in England

LEICESTER, England (AP) - He was missing for 500 years, but experts in Britain say they have now found the remains of England's King Richard III. The battle-scarred remains were found under a parking lot in the city of Leicester (LEHS'-tuhr) and scientists conducted DNA tests, matching a sample taken from a distant living relative. Scientists say it's "beyond reasonable doubt" that the skeleton is the king, who died at the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485.

Richard III was immortalized in a play by Shakespeare as a hunchbacked usurper who left a trail of bodies — including those of his two young nephews, murdered in the Tower of London — on his way to the throne.

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