DNA points to a skeleton found under a car park in Leicester being that of King Richard III, the University of Leicester has confirmed.
There were cheers from media who had gathered from around the world as the announcement was made at the University of Leicester.
University archaeologist Dr Jo Appleby said the skeleton was found in good condition with its feet missing in a grave.
Its hand were crossed over the front of the pelvis and there was no evidence of a coffin or shroud found with the skeleton.
Dr Appleby, an osteoarchaeologist based at the University’s School ofArchaeology and Ancient History, said: “Taken as a whole the skeletal evidence provides a highly convincing case for identification as Richard III.
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