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February 5th, 2013
06:51 AM ET

Is this the face of Richard III? Erin McLaughlin gets a look at a reconstruction based on latest discovery


Leicester, England (CNN) - DNA tests have confirmed that human remains found buried beneath an English car park are those of the country's King Richard III.

British scientists announced Monday they are convinced "beyond reasonable doubt" that a skeleton found during an archaeological dig in Leicester, central England, last August is that of the former king, who was killed at the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485.

Mitochondrial DNA extracted from the bones was matched to Michael Ibsen, a Canadian cabinetmaker and direct descendant of Richard III's sister, Anne of York, and a second distant relative, who wishes to remain anonymous.

Now, scientists have created a full reconstruction of his head based on evidence found at the site. So what could Richard III look like?

This morning on "Early Start," Erin McLaughlin gets a look at a mock of what Richard III could have looked like, based on a recent skeletal discovery.

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