Remains of England's King Richard III Found Under Parking Lot
Courtesy CNN / University of Leicester
(KCEN) -- An incredible historic discovery in England is now confirmed.
Human remains found under a parking lot belong to a notorious English King.
British scientists announced today a skeleton found in central England is almost certainly that of Richard III.
Archaeologists found the bones buried beneath a common parking lot last year.
They had been there for 500 years.
DNA tests confirm beyond reasonable doubt the bones belong to the long-lost king.
They made the link using the DNA of a descendant of the former king.
Sir Peter Soulsby, mayor of Leicester, said, "We do announce today that in accordance with the permissions that were given by the Ministry of Justice it has been agreed by all concerned that the king's body will be re-interred here in Leicester Cathedral in whose shadow the remains have laid for the last 500 years."
It's said the king died in battle in 1485.
Richard III was made famous to later generations in Shakespeare's play with a character of the same name.