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Identification of the remains of King Richard III

In 2012, a skeleton was excavated at the presumed site of the Grey Friars friary in Leicester, the last-known resting place of King Richard III. Archaeological, osteological and radiocarbon dating data were consistent with these being his remains. Here we report DNA analyses of both the skeletal remains and living relatives of Richard III. We […]

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Lorca mystery may soon be solved but much of Spain’s past remains buried

Archeologists believe they may be close to finding body of playwright and poet killed by firing squad in 1936 but campaigners say searches of more than 2,000 mass graves around country are becoming increasingly difficult to carry out. In the hills overlooking Granada, forensic archeologists buzz excitedly around a cordoned-off site. A blue tarp sits […]

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