By Sarah Khan
Remains have been found under a parking lot in Leichester, England which may belong to King Richard III! The specific location of his burial place is unknown, but it's thought to be around the Grey Friar's church, which is where this skeleton was found.
King Richard III was killed during the battle of Bosworth Field during the War of the Roses. The skeleton found actually has a gash in its skull, as well as a metal arrow sticking out of it! The spine is also very curved, which is a sign of scoliosis, from which Richard III suffered. Though archeologists can't be one hundred percent sure, these details do make it more likely these are the Tudor king's remains after all.
To confirm the identity of the skeleton, DNA has been taken from a furniture owner named Michael Ibsen, who is a direct descendant of Richard III. The results will take up to twelve weeks, so it will be a few months before this mystery can be solved!
Richard became king when his nephews lost their claim to the throne after it was revealed that their parents' marriage was invalid. Though he was only king for two years, there are a lot of rumours and myths surrounding his reign. For example, it was was believed that he murdered both his nephews to ensure that he remained king! William Shakespeare also wrote a play about him, obviously titled RICHARD III.