SECRETS OF THE DEAD

Program Details
Air Time: 
09/25/2014 - 4:00am - 4:59am
Program Title: 
RESURRECTING RICHARD III
Program Service: 
TV
Program URL: 
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/secrets/
PSIP Description: 
Scientist test the hunchbacked bones of King Richard III, found with an arrow in the spine in 2011.
Long Description: 
In 2011, a group of amateur historians made an incredible archaeological find: the bones of King Richard III, hunchbacked, with an arrow through the spine. Richard is considered the most evil king to have ruled England - and a fearsome warrior as well, despite the extreme curvature of his spine. Now, scientists are testing the bones to find out more about the king and also conducting experiments to determine whether Richard could have fought so ferociously in battle with such a severe deformity.