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New 3D Model Of King Richard III's Spine Shows Prominent Scoliosis
2014-05-30 09:12:05

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It’s been 21 months since an unmarked grave under a car park in Leicester, England revealed the remains of the Last Plantagenet King, Richard III, and since then a wealth of evidence has come to light about the short-lived king and his untimely demise. The most recent findings of Richard’s remains, which were hastily buried without shroud or coffin, reveals that his spine shows strong evidence of scoliosis. Richard III was...

King Richard III Was Not A Psychopath, As Portrayed By Shakespeare
2013-03-04 12:52:54

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Richard III, who ruled England from 1483 until his death in 1485, when he died in the Battle of Bosworth Field, has been featured in popular culture for centuries. He was first and foremost portrayed in Shakespeare´s 1592 play Richard III as a villainous psychopath who would stop at nothing to claw his way to power. But according to new research from the University of Leicester, psychologists are painting an entirely...

DNA Proves Remains Belong To King Richard III
2013-02-04 04:35:04

[ Watch the Video: The Search For King Richard III ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online DNA testing has proven “beyond reasonable doubt” that human remains discovered beneath a parking lot in the East Midlands region of England are those of King Richard III, UK scientists announced on Monday. The skeleton, which was discovered last September in the foundations of an old church in Leicester, matched the DNA of descendants of the 15th century...

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2012-09-12 20:26:03

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Archaeologists are saying they have uncovered some human remains during their search for King Richard III. It is yet to be confirmed that the remains that have been found actually belong to the late king, but they are digging in an area where they believed him to be buried. The University of Leicester team said that the examination of the remains revealed possible wounds that are consistent with battle wounds King Richard III...

2008-07-26 00:00:27

A grotesque and clownish humour enlivens this "deform'd, unfinish'd" Richard, his twisted body and tortured movement framing a black and penetrating gaze and piercing ambition. Dominating stage and action throughout, John Killoran's persuasive cynicism believably draws his audience into the reasoned machinations of a murderous ambition. His is the focus, the grim humour and nimble wit, at first lightly played, yet in assuming the majestic ermine cloak he reveals the depths of his depravity....


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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