Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Richard III dig: Facial reconstruction shows how king may have looked

The reconstruction was revealed earlier for the first time

A facial reconstruction based on the skull of Richard III has revealed how the English king may have looked.
A skeleton found under a car park in Leicester has been confirmed as that of the king.
The reconstructed face has a slightly arched nose and prominent chin, similar to features shown in portraits of Richard III painted after his death.
Historian and author John Ashdown-Hill said seeing it was "almost like being face to face with a real person".
The development comes after archaeologists from the University of Leicester confirmed the skeleton found last year was the 15th Century king's, with DNA from the bones having matched that of descendants of the monarch's family.

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You may also be interested in this summer school course about Richard III:

The Life and Times of Richard III

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