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Richard III search exhibition

King Richard III will be brought to life in two new exhibitions, following the discovery of the monarch's remains, under a council car park. 'Leicester's Search for a King' chronicles the search and excavation of his body.

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DNA tests prove Richard III is car park king

Tests that prove Richard III, the last Plantagenet monarch, has been found in a car park behind social services offices in Leicester, were "beyond reasonable doubt", lead archaeologist Richard Buckley told reporters today.

Detailing the extensive research that proves the remains belong to the late king, the city's university researchers revealed that his skull was covered in wounds inflicted at the time of death, he suffered scoliosis and - consistent with accounts of Richard III - had an effeminate build.

Archaeologists previously said there was strong circumstantial evidence to suggest the exhumed bones are those of the king but did not want to make any academic decision before the skeleton was subjected to a number of tests.

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