Body found in parking lot is Richard the III

Posted at 7:47 PM, Feb 04, 2013
and last updated 2013-02-04 19:47:36-05

(CNN) – An incredible historic discovery in England was confirmed today.

British scientists announced this, skull found in central England, is almost certainly that of Richard the III.

The University of Leicester (les-ter) released this photograph ahead of its announcement.

Archaeologists found the body of a man buried beneath a parking lot in Leicester last year.

The scientists say DNA tests confirm “beyond reasonable doubt” the bones belong to the long-lost king.

They made the link using the DNA of a relative of the former king.

It’s said the king died in battle in 1485.

Richard the III was made famous to later generations in Shakespeare’s play of the same name.