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Posted: Friday, May 30, 2014 7:35 am

NBC News:

Richard III, whose skeleton was discovered only last year buried under a parking lot, really was twisted, a new analysis shows.

Researchers could tell from the skeletal remains that that king vilified by Shakespeare had scoliosis, a curvature of the spine. It wasn’t nearly as bad as Shakespeare portrayed it, though. Richard III was far from being a hunchback.

But a new analysis shows that his spine was not only curved, but twisted into a spiral shape, a team at the University of Leicester reports in the Lancet medical journal.

For the full story, visit: http://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/richard-iii-really-was-twisted-new-analysis-shows-n117951

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