Announcement of scientific results in Search for Richard III planned for February

Posted by pt91 at Jan 09, 2013 01:26 PM |
Results of University’s scientific investigations of human remains to be revealed in the first week of February

The University of Leicester has today announced that it plans to reveal the results of a series of scientific investigations into human remains – which are suspected of being those of King Richard III- in the first week of February.

The University of Leicester is leading the search for King Richard III, in association with Leicester City Council and the Richard III Society.  At a press conference in September, the University announced that it had found human remains with evidence of what was believed to be scoliosis and battle trauma. The University said that these remains would need to be subject to rigorous scientific analysis in order to confirm their identity.

Since that discovery, University experts have subjected the remains to a series of tests to determine the identity.

The University is expecting results of the series of tests in the next few weeks during which period the results will be analysed. The University aims to announce the conclusions of its investigations at a press conference provisionally scheduled for the first week of February.