In Leicester, England, where once stood a friary is now a parking lot. And under that parking lot were the skeletal remains of a man that scientists can now positively identify as that of King Richard III. By analyzing the bone structure, injuries, bone chemical composition and finally DNA matching, the University of Leicester finally solved one big puzzle in British history.
King Richard III of England died in 1485, but the exact location of his burial was lost over time. Archaeologists in the UK now think they’re confident they’ve found the resting place of the king, located in an old friary now under the parking lot of the Leicester City Council offices.