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Gallery: The Twisted Spine of Richard III

Richard III Grave

richard III in parking lot grave

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Richard III in his grave. The curvature of the king's spine is apparent.

Richard III Spine

spine of richard III on black background

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The spine of Richard III, excavated from a hasty grave in Leicester.

Spine of Richard III

three dimensional model of spine with scoliosis

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A 3D model of the spine of King Richard III of England.

Richard III Skeleton

Richard III skeleton

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The skeleton of Richard III, showing the curve in his spine.

Model of Richard's Spine

richard iii spine model

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A 3D model of the spine of Richard III.

Spine of Richard III

richard iii spine model

(Image credit: © University of Leicester)

A 3D model of the spine of King Richard III.

Spine of Richard III

richard iii spine model

(Image credit: © University of Leicester)

A 3D model of the spine of King Richard III of England.

Spine of Richard III

richard iii spine model

(Image credit: © University of Leicester)

A 3D model of the spine of King Richard III of England.

Spine of Richard III

richard iii spine model

(Image credit: © University of Leicester)

A 3D model of the spine of King Richard III of England.

Spine of Richard III

richard iii spine model

(Image credit: © University of Leicester)

A 3D model of the spine of King Richard III of England.

Spine of Richard III

richard iii spine model

(Image credit: © University of Leicester)

A 3D model of the spine of King Richard III of England.

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