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Old 02-04-2013, 03:23 PM   #4861
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DNA, carbon dating and all that jazz.
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Old 02-04-2013, 03:27 PM   #4862
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Oh, I find it exciting. And the programmes about it are great. It's the news reports and write ups of the documentaries that are pissing me off.

I guess it's fair enough...they're writing in shorthand and aiming to sensationalise, and they're probably not medievalists :P
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Old 02-04-2013, 03:28 PM   #4863
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Any talk of cloning him? Now that would be sensational.
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Old 02-04-2013, 03:30 PM   #4864
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DNA, carbon dating and all that jazz.
That and the fact that it's in the right place. There was a priory (I think) on that site at the time, and the body was in the section they'd have expected to find royal or important burials. Given that some of the accounts talk of him being buried there, it all suggested it. They then confirmed it with other techniques including DNA testing against his descendents.
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Old 02-04-2013, 03:49 PM   #4865
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a priory or a priori?

Now they lay his body down
Sad old men who run this town
I still recall the way
He led the charge and saved the day
Blue blood and rain
I can hear the bugle playin'

[Chorus:]
We seen the last of Good King Richard
Ring out the past his name lives on
Roll out the bones and raise up your pitcher
Raise up your glass to Good King John

While he plundered far and wide
All his starving children cried
And though we sung his fame
We all went hungry just the same
He meant to shine
To the end of the line

[Chorus:]
We seen the last of Good King Richard
Ring out the past his name lives on
Roll out the bones and raise up your pitcher
Raise up your glass to Good King John
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Old 02-04-2013, 03:51 PM   #4866
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scoliosis, bound wrists, sliced skull, sword in the backside. He's our man!
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Old 02-04-2013, 04:57 PM   #4867
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Umm...not his descendant...a descendant of his family.
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Old 02-04-2013, 05:13 PM   #4868
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Media stupidity aside, the find is pretty cool. How many missing dead kings are there? This is similar in scale to finding King Tut's tomb. I'm sure there was lots of media stupidity back when that happened, too.
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Old 02-04-2013, 05:18 PM   #4869
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Old 02-04-2013, 05:29 PM   #4870
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Old 02-05-2013, 08:19 AM   #4871
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The dust may still be settling on the astonishing find of Richard III's remains yesterday, but archaeologists are already planning to unearth the mystery surrounding another lost king.

Experts are reportedly applying for permission to dig at a spot in Winchester in the hope of finding the final resting place of Alfred the Great.
http://uk.news.yahoo.com/richard-iii...122834889.html
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Old 02-05-2013, 10:20 AM   #4872
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The dust may still be settling on the astonishing find of Richard III's remains yesterday, but archaeologists are already planning to unearth the mystery surrounding another lost king.

Experts are reportedly applying for permission to dig at a spot in Winchester in the hope of finding the final penultimate resting place of Alfred the Great.
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Old 02-05-2013, 10:36 AM   #4873
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Old 02-05-2013, 11:48 AM   #4874
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Old 02-05-2013, 02:51 PM   #4875
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Jinx had to avoid milk protien like whey and casein. You could pm her and see if she can offer advice?
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