The remains of a body found beneath a Leicester car park will be confirmed as Richard III – even if DNA tests do not prove conclusive, a source close to the dig has told The Telegraph in Britain.
The excavation, which took place in August of this year uncovered overwhelming evidence that this was Richard himself – so convincing that DNA evidence will not be the making or breaking of the case.
A spokesman for Leicester University, whose archaeologists carried out the investigations, said new evidence has come to light since archaeologists briefed the press in September 2012.
Richard III’s body was supposed to have been taken from the field of the Battle of Bosworth to a Franciscan friary in the city: and clever detective work has led to the church being located, after centuries, in a car park next to the social services offices in the centre of Leicester.
Press were told in September that the body found has a curvature of the spine and a head wound consistent with what we know about the king; and a briefing next month will outline radiocarbon dating and dental details, and images of the body. The details are to be screened in a documentary on Britain’s Channel 4 in January.
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