Thursday, March 28, 2013

Richard III Burial Challenged on Human Rights Grounds

The remains of King Richard III, showing a curved spine and signs of battle trauma.

  

The debate over the reburial of English King Richard III is heating up, with a group of the monarch's supposed descendents challenging the University of Leicester on the plans for reinterment, basing their argument on human rights violations.

University of Leicester archaeologists discovered the bones of the lost monarch under a parking lot in Leicester last year, and they confirmed the king's identity in February. The U.K. Ministry of Justice issued the university an exhumation certificate before the project began, giving them the right to decide where the king's remains would be reburied, if found. That certificate hasn't stopped the eruption of debate over the best spot for the burial.

For the rest of the story: http://www.livescience.com/28223-richard-iii-reburial-legal-challenge.html

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