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The bones of Richard III

<p>A facial reconstruction of King Richard III is displayed at a news conference in central London, February 5, 2013. The reconstruction is based on a CT scan of human remains found in a council car park in Leicester which are believed to belong to the last of the Plantagenet monarchs of Britain who was killed at the battle of Bosworth in 1485.      REUTERS/Andrew Winning</p>

A facial reconstruction of King Richard III is displayed at a news conference in central London, February 5, 2013. The reconstruction is based on a CT scan of human remains found in a council car park in Leicester which are believed to belong to the...more

A facial reconstruction of King Richard III is displayed at a news conference in central London, February 5, 2013. The reconstruction is based on a CT scan of human remains found in a council car park in Leicester which are believed to belong to the last of the Plantagenet monarchs of Britain who was killed at the battle of Bosworth in 1485. REUTERS/Andrew Winning

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<p>The skeleton of Richard III is seen in a trench at the Grey Friars excavation site in Leicester, central England. A skeleton with a cleaved skull and a curved spine entombed under a car park is that of Richard III, scientific tests confirmed, solving a 500-year-old mystery about the final resting place of the last English king to die in battle.


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The skeleton of Richard III is seen in a trench at the Grey Friars excavation site in Leicester, central England. A skeleton with a cleaved skull and a curved spine entombed under a car park is that of Richard III, scientific tests confirmed, solving...more

The skeleton of Richard III is seen in a trench at the Grey Friars excavation site in Leicester, central England. A skeleton with a cleaved skull and a curved spine entombed under a car park is that of Richard III, scientific tests confirmed, solving a 500-year-old mystery about the final resting place of the last English king to die in battle. REUTERS/University of Leicester

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<p>The skeleton of Richard III, which was discovered at the Grey Friars excavation site in Leicester, central England.

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The skeleton of Richard III, which was discovered at the Grey Friars excavation site in Leicester, central England. REUTERS/University of Leicester

The skeleton of Richard III, which was discovered at the Grey Friars excavation site in Leicester, central England. REUTERS/University of Leicester

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<p>A television image of King Richard III's skull is seen next to a portrait of him during a news conference in Leicester. 

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A television image of King Richard III's skull is seen next to a portrait of him during a news conference in Leicester. REUTERS/Darren Staples

A television image of King Richard III's skull is seen next to a portrait of him during a news conference in Leicester. REUTERS/Darren Staples

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<p>The front of Richard III's skull is seen in this photograph provided by the University of Leicester. 


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The front of Richard III's skull is seen in this photograph provided by the University of Leicester. REUTERS/University of Leicester

The front of Richard III's skull is seen in this photograph provided by the University of Leicester. REUTERS/University of Leicester

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<p>A guard stands at the entrance to the car park where the skeleton of King Richard III was discovered in Leicester, February 4, 2013. 

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A guard stands at the entrance to the car park where the skeleton of King Richard III was discovered in Leicester, February 4, 2013. REUTERS/Darren Staples

A guard stands at the entrance to the car park where the skeleton of King Richard III was discovered in Leicester, February 4, 2013. REUTERS/Darren Staples

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<p>A facial reconstruction of King Richard III is displayed at a news conference in central London, February 5, 2013.  REUTERS/Andrew Winning</p>

A facial reconstruction of King Richard III is displayed at a news conference in central London, February 5, 2013. REUTERS/Andrew Winning

A facial reconstruction of King Richard III is displayed at a news conference in central London, February 5, 2013. REUTERS/Andrew Winning

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<p>The skeleton of Richard III is seen in a trench at the Grey Friars excavation site in Leicester, central England, in this photograph provided by the University of Leicester. 

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The skeleton of Richard III is seen in a trench at the Grey Friars excavation site in Leicester, central England, in this photograph provided by the University of Leicester. REUTERS/University of Leicester

The skeleton of Richard III is seen in a trench at the Grey Friars excavation site in Leicester, central England, in this photograph provided by the University of Leicester. REUTERS/University of Leicester

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<p>Project Osteologist Jo Appleby speaks during a news conference in Leicester, February 4, 2013.  REUTERS/Darren Staples</p>

Project Osteologist Jo Appleby speaks during a news conference in Leicester, February 4, 2013. REUTERS/Darren Staples

Project Osteologist Jo Appleby speaks during a news conference in Leicester, February 4, 2013. REUTERS/Darren Staples

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<p>The base of Richard III's skull, which has had a section sliced off, in a photograph provided by the University of Leicester.  REUTERS/University of Leicester</p>

The base of Richard III's skull, which has had a section sliced off, in a photograph provided by the University of Leicester. REUTERS/University of Leicester

The base of Richard III's skull, which has had a section sliced off, in a photograph provided by the University of Leicester. REUTERS/University of Leicester

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<p>The skeleton of Richard III in a trench at the Grey Friars excavation site in Leicester. 

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The skeleton of Richard III in a trench at the Grey Friars excavation site in Leicester. REUTERS/University of Leicester

The skeleton of Richard III in a trench at the Grey Friars excavation site in Leicester. REUTERS/University of Leicester

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<p>The jaw bone of Richard III, which shows a cut mark, in a photograph provided by the University of Leicester.

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The jaw bone of Richard III, which shows a cut mark, in a photograph provided by the University of Leicester. REUTERS/University of Leicester

The jaw bone of Richard III, which shows a cut mark, in a photograph provided by the University of Leicester. REUTERS/University of Leicester

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