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Skeletal remains found in parking lot confirmed as King Richard III's




A television screen displays the skull what is believed to be King Richard III during a press conference at Leicester University on February 4, 2013 in Leicester, England. The University of Leicester has been carrying out scientific investigations on remains found in a car park to find out whether they are those of King Richard III since last September, when the skeleton was discovered in the foundations of Greyfriars Church, Leicester.
A television screen displays the skull what is believed to be King Richard III during a press conference at Leicester University on February 4, 2013 in Leicester, England. The University of Leicester has been carrying out scientific investigations on remains found in a car park to find out whether they are those of King Richard III since last September, when the skeleton was discovered in the foundations of Greyfriars Church, Leicester.
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King Richard III never got a funeral fit for a king. The 15th century British monarch died in combat, defending his crown from an uprising. His remains were hastily buried and soon they were lost to ages.

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Now archeologists say they've found the missing monarch, buried below a parking lot in Leicester, England. The researchers used DNA from Richard III's living descendants to confirm the find. Joining us with more is KPCC's Patt Morrison.