Bones found in car park could be King Richard III

  • 12 September 2012
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Nel speaks to an archaeologist in Leicester

A team searching for the remains of King Richard III have found human bones in a car park in Leicester.

Experts say they're really excited by the findings and have confirmed that the remains are of an adult male.

The skeleton shows signs of damage to skull and spine, which match records of how he died.

Archaeologists have been digging at the site for weeks looking for the lost grave of the former king of England.

The bones will now be tested against for a DNA match with a distant descendent of Richard's family, who's still alive today.

But it could take 12 weeks to find out the results.

He was killed at the battle of Bosworth in 1485 and was buried in a Leicester church, which they think is now underneath the car park.