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Sun Feb 3, 2013, 01:10 PM

Scientists to reveal result of Richard III hunt

Source: The Associated Press

LONDON - Has Britain's lost king been found?

On Monday, scientists will announce the results of tests conducted to determine whether a battle-scarred skeleton found under a municipal parking lot in central England belongs to 15th-century King Richard III, the last British monarch to die in combat.

The University of Leicester, which is leading the search, refuses to speculate on what the announcement will say. But archaeologists, historians and local tourism officials are all hoping for confirmation that the monarch's long-lost remains have been located.

Read more: http://www.philly.com/philly/news/science/20130203_ap_scientiststorevealresultofrichardiiihunt.html

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modrepub Feb 2013 OP
charlyvi Feb 2013 #1
Scairp Feb 2013 #13
KatyMan Feb 2013 #15
aquart Feb 2013 #16
Arugula Latte Feb 2013 #2
JimDandy Feb 2013 #3
coalition_unwilling Feb 2013 #4
JimDandy Feb 2013 #6
ashling Feb 2013 #5
Historic NY Feb 2013 #7
alfredo Feb 2013 #8
Spitfire of ATJ Feb 2013 #9
MrScorpio Feb 2013 #10
pscot Feb 2013 #11
dipsydoodle Feb 2013 #12
Historic NY Feb 2013 #14
dipsydoodle Feb 2013 #17
dipsydoodle Feb 2013 #18
ashling Feb 2013 #19

Response to modrepub (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 01:14 PM

1. This is sooo. COOL!

I love it when stuff like this happens!


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Response to charlyvi (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 07:13 PM

13. I know me too

What I find most fascinating is they actually were able to track down a blood descendant to test any DNA. That must have been very hard work.

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Response to Scairp (Reply #13)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 08:44 PM

15. I'll bet not!

I'm sure Richard's relatives are known to the nth degree.

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Response to charlyvi (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 11:12 PM

16. Yes, yes, yes!

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Response to modrepub (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 01:32 PM

2. Fingers crossed. I love this stuff, too.

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Response to modrepub (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 01:42 PM

3. I love a good historical mystery!

The scoliosis of the skeleton and the battle wounds match but the DNA and radiocarbon dating will tell. Waiting for tomorrow...

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Response to JimDandy (Reply #3)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 01:52 PM

4. I wonder if they had a "hunch" about where to find him. Ba-dum-bum. Also found

 

nearby, the skeletal remains of a horse. Ba-dum-bum.

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Response to coalition_unwilling (Reply #4)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 01:58 PM

6. LOL, that's so 'bent'. n/t

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Response to modrepub (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 01:53 PM

5. keep us updated

this winter on dis continent

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Response to modrepub (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 02:05 PM

7. Richard's 17th generation nephew a Canadian by birth serves up his DNA

It took one saliva swab to turn Michael Ibsen from an unknown carpenter into the man at the centre of the century's biggest British archaeological discovery. Tomorrow he and the world will be told if his DNA confirms that the body of Richard III has indeed been found under a municipal car park in Leicester.

The Canadian-born cabinet-maker believes Richard would be unimpressed by his 17th-generation nephew. "I would have thought someone like Richard looking down the centuries would expect someone similar: someone who was good in battle and a good leader. None of that applies to me. The closest I get to using a sword is a chisel."

According to genealogical records, Mr Ibsen is descended from Richard's sister, Anne of York, which means he should share the king's "haplotype" or genetic sub-group. If Mr Ibsen's haplotype is rare and matches the skeleton's it may confirm that the body is that of the king.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/this-britain/the-man-who-will-unmask-richard-iii-8478606.html

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Response to modrepub (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 02:18 PM

8. It's Jimmy Hoffa

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Response to modrepub (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 02:51 PM

9. Just in time for a new Renaissance...

The one where the "commoners" rule.

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Response to modrepub (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 03:21 PM

10. Kroners to Krispy Kremes that they didn't find a horse buried with him nt

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Response to modrepub (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 05:12 PM

11. Just like Jimmy Hoffa

Buried under a municipal parking lot.

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Response to modrepub (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 06:01 PM

12. Since we're on the subject

Peter Sellers doing the Beatles version of Lawrence Olivier's Richard III Now is the winter of our discontent...

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Response to Historic NY (Reply #14)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 05:34 AM

17. Monday there

Yes indeed - it was 1.38am here

Results here : Richard III dig: DNA confirms bones are king http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-21063882

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Response to modrepub (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 05:39 AM

18. Yes !

Would indeed seem to be Tricky Dicky from dna evidence - beyond reasonable doubt.

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Response to modrepub (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 12:12 PM

19. Been parked there for some time

Sorry, parking lot humor

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