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Old January 7th, 2013, 11:29 PM   #121
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I suggest that the statement about not being able to determine the sex of the skeleton has more to do with keeping everything under wraps until the documentary than anything else. After all, the bones were described as male during the original press conference.
I also took it as a kind of tongue-in-cheek remark. Kind of, there is such a lot of extraordinary things to do and to think of, that it's hard to catch up with the basics.
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Old January 8th, 2013, 12:35 AM   #122

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I have posted something about the dig in "dig" thread.
Oh, that link Yes that was me sorry, I thought you meant something about workmen in the dig last year.

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I've rewatched the famous press conference in full length, reliving the excitement of that 12th of September.
Press Conference Sep 12, 2012, full length

They may have said "severe" scoliosis, but also that the individual found was "strong and active".
Thanks for the link, I'm not sure if I've seen it in full. This question of the scoliosis is going to run and run isn't it. I daresay (I hope) it will be addressed in the documentary/final press release because so far afaik they've ignored this rather obvious point.
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It all very baffling, when they had first claimed that they first found that skeleton. They said that they were going to show it last year. Then when they said that they were going to show it early in the new year they still have not given us a date when they are going to show it.
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I don't see how they could have shown it last year, they always knew that the DNA would take some time to process.
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It all very baffling, when they had first claimed that they first found that skeleton. They said that they were going to show it last year. Then when they said that they were going to show it early in the new year they still have not given us a date when they are going to show it.
I have followed this thread impartially throughout, but I must ask a question here. When the final analisis is made, what are the intentions of the archaeologists?.

are the remains going to provide anything new about this man and, what are the plans for reinterrment?
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I have a link here (I hope it works) Its the channel four one dated 12.9.2012, its seems they were rather confident at the time.
http://www.channel4.com/info/press/n...or-richard-iii
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I have followed this thread impartially throughout, but I must ask a question here. When the final analisis is made, what are the intentions of the archaeologists?.

are the remains going to provide anything new about this man and, what are the plans for reinterrment?
If it's Richard then he will be re-interred at Leicester Cathedral, I think that's agreed. If it's not him, I don't know.

As for revealing anything new, I don't think so in themselves. I think rather it will be more a case of "Look, X was correct about this, so maybe they were correct about that as well." But no, I don't believe the remains are going to resolve any of the on-going debates about the man except maybe a couple of points about his physique.
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If it's Richard then he will be re-interred at Leicester Cathedral, I think that's agreed. If it's not him, I don't know.

As for revealing anything new, I don't think so in themselves. I think rather it will be more a case of "Look, X was correct about this, so maybe they were correct about that as well." But no, I don't believe the remains are going to resolve any of the on-going debates about the man except maybe a couple of points about his physique.
Thanks for that snippet, the details of this event are a little "muddy"
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If it's Richard then he will be re-interred at Leicester Cathedral, I think that's agreed. If it's not him, I don't know.

As for revealing anything new, I don't think so in themselves. I think rather it will be more a case of "Look, X was correct about this, so maybe they were correct about that as well." But no, I don't believe the remains are going to resolve any of the on-going debates about the man except maybe a couple of points about his physique.
It seems such a pity they had to go to those lengths just to flap their gums about Richard's physique and they can't even get that right.
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I have followed this thread impartially throughout, but I must ask a question here. When the final analisis is made, what are the intentions of the archaeologists?.

are the remains going to provide anything new about this man and, what are the plans for reinterrment?

As for the reburial, very likely it is going to be Leicester Cathedral. In order to get permission for the dig in the first place, the team had to make sure that there would be a suitable place for human remains if they found some, and obviously the team and the city of Leicester have been working with the diocese.
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