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Remains of Richard III to be sequenced

Scientists in the U.K. will sequence the genome of King Richard III. For this, scientists from the University of Leicester are collecting bone samples from which to extract DNA.

Leicester Cathedral hosts past and present English monarchs Special

Leicester - Thanks to the discovery of the last Plantagenet king -- Richard III, and the first jubilee visit by Queen Elizabeth II, Leicester Cathedral has enjoyed a resurrection of public interest.

Richard III exhibition attracts more than 50,000 visitors Special

Leicester - A major exhibition telling the story of King Richard III, his life and times and the search for his lost remains is open until 2014 at the Guildhall, close to Leicester Cathedral. So far the exhibition has attracted more than 50,000 visitors.

Face of King Richard III reconstructed from skull (video)

Recently Richard III's remains were identified "beyond a reasonable doubt", and now, using techniques normally used to identify victims of crime, experts have rebuilt and recreated his face.

Richard III's skeleton: Is it really beyond reasonable doubt?

Richard Buckley, lead archaeologist of the University of Leicester, reported Monday in the city 90 miles northwest of London saying that the individual exhumed at Greyfriars in September 2012 is indeed Richard III, the last Plantagenet king of England.

Researchers say remains found in Leicester are King Richard III

Leicester - After several hundreds of years of not knowing where the final remains of King Richard III were, the tests regarding the human remains found under a Leicester parking lot are in. The body has been proven to be that of King Richard III.

Are tests on remains of King Richard III conclusive? Not just yet

Leicester - It appears that the results on whether or not the remains of King Richard III were buried under a Leicester parking lot are not yet ready to be announced, but will be soon. It is strongly believed by many that these remains are of King Richard III.

The search for King Richard III: Test results expected in January

Leicester - Archeologists who uncovered the remains of a body suspected to be of King Richard III say the test results may not be ready until after the new year arrives.
 

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Today the Leicestershire rugby team -- The Tigers  take their name and colors from the Royal Leicest...
Today the Leicestershire rugby team -- The Tigers, take their name and colors from the Royal Leicestershire Regiment.
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Richard s story is just beginning said the exhibition. Plans to unearth more about the life of Richa...
Richard's story is just beginning said the exhibition. Plans to unearth more about the life of Richard are ongoing.
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Michael Ibsen  a descendant of Richard III was surprised to learn his DNA had helped identify the ki...
Michael Ibsen, a descendant of Richard III was surprised to learn his DNA had helped identify the king’s remains.
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Bust of Richard III created using facial reconstruction on his skull.
Bust of Richard III created using facial reconstruction on his skull.
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This painting of Richard III stands on an easel as part of the King Richard III Display. After he wa...
This painting of Richard III stands on an easel as part of the King Richard III Display. After he was killed at Bosworth in 1485, his body was buried in the Grey Friars parish.
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These new Cathedral Copes were designed by Mancunian embroiderers Judy Barry and Beryl Patten.
These new Cathedral Copes were designed by Mancunian embroiderers Judy Barry and Beryl Patten.
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Entrance to the Richard III Exhibit at The Guildhall in Leicester.
Entrance to the Richard III Exhibit at The Guildhall in Leicester.
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The skeletal remains of Richard III identified  beyond a reasonable doubt .
The skeletal remains of Richard III identified "beyond a reasonable doubt".
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Semper-Eadem is Leicester s motto. In Latin it means  always the same.
Semper-Eadem is Leicester's motto. In Latin it means 'always the same.'
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Queen Elizabeth II  Prince Philip and Duchess of Cambridge planted Royal derrieres on these chairs i...
Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip and Duchess of Cambridge planted Royal derrieres on these chairs in 2012. They visited Leicester Cathedral in March 2012 for the launch of the Jubilee Tour. It was the first visit to Leicester by the Duchess of Cambridge.
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