A Cape Cod Notebook
6:01 am
Tue March 5, 2013

Richard III, a Lost Mythic Body Returned

A skeleton with a cleaved skull and a curved spine entombed under a parking lot is that of Richard III, scientific tests confirmed.
A skeleton with a cleaved skull and a curved spine entombed under a parking lot is that of Richard III, scientific tests confirmed.
Credit University of Leicester / Reuters/Landov

Sometimes the past returns, and surprises us with what it tells us about the present. The recent discovery of Richard III's bones under a parking garage in England sparks Robert Finch's newest essay for A Cape Cod Notebook.