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King Richard III grave hunters find bones in UK

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LONDON — Archeologists searching for King Richard III’s grave say they have found bones that are consistent with the 15th-century monarch’s spinal abnormalities and of a man who died in battle. A team from the University of Leicester said Wednesday that the bones were beneath the site of the Grey Friars church in Leicester, where some accounts say Richard was buried following his death in the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485.

Richard Buckley, codirector of the university’s Archaeological Services, said the bones are a ‘‘prime candidate’’ to be Richard’s. The remains are now being examined and the team hopes that DNA can be recovered to aid identification.

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