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King Richard III's grave may be under parking lot

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Post by annis » Mon February 4th, 2013, 5:29 pm

Amazing- "confirmed beyond all reasonable doubt". The photo clearly shows the curvature of the spine - some people have thought the descriptions of him as being a hunchback or deformed in some way were just propaganda, but there it is!

You can see the photo and video here at the Guardian website
http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2013/ ... bones-king

Wonder what they'll do with him now?
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Post by Misfit » Mon February 4th, 2013, 6:22 pm

This is so exciting. We're all squeeing over at Goodreads, but then we get to work and our coworkers give us the deer in the headlights look. :confused: :p

ETA: Sharon's mentioned that the UK publisher for Sunne has dropped the price for the kindle version.
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Post by annis » Mon February 4th, 2013, 6:53 pm

Newspapers reports eveywhere - several haven't been able to resist headlining with The Return of the King :)

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Post by Madeleine » Mon February 4th, 2013, 7:41 pm

That's some curvature, ugh, poor man.
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Post by Misfit » Mon February 4th, 2013, 7:48 pm

[quote=""Madeleine""]That's some curvature, ugh, poor man.[/quote]

I know, but it solves and debunks the hunchback myth.

Wonder what this is going to do to Shakespeare's play? Will people still want to see it?
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Post by annis » Mon February 4th, 2013, 8:36 pm

I see it's just been confirmed that RIII's remains will be reinterred at Leicester Cathedral, with some sort of major ceremony.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/scie ... edral.html

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Post by annis » Mon February 4th, 2013, 8:40 pm

Posted by Misfit
I know, but it solves and debunks the hunchback myth.


Not necessarily. Such a significant degree of scoliosis would have resulted in one shouder being quite noticeably higher than the other, and possibly giving him something of a hunchbacked appearance.

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Post by Misfit » Tue February 5th, 2013, 12:43 am

[quote=""annis""]Posted by Misfit


Not necessarily. Such a significant degree of scoliosis would have resulted in one shouder being quite noticeably higher than the other, and possibly giving him something of a hunchbacked appearance.[/quote]

Thanks Annis. Article on the facial reconstruction here.
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Post by annis » Tue February 5th, 2013, 1:12 am

Fascinating - thanks, Misfit. It certainly resembles the portraits of him, doesn't it? He was a rather good-looking guy if this reconstruction is anything to go by.
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Post by Misfit » Tue February 5th, 2013, 1:37 am

[quote=""annis""]Fascinating - thanks, Misfit. It certainly resembles the portraits of him, doesn't it? He was a rather good-looking guy if this reconstruction is anything to go by.[/quote]

I thought he looked pretty dishy. My FB feeds are just filled with stuff today. Check out thiscomparison between the reconstructed image and the portrait we all know.
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