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Alfred the Great next in line to be dug up

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/science/archaeology/article3678257.ece


After the car park king comes the cemetery sovereign. The remains of Richard III were confirmed yesterday, but archaeologists are already looking to track down the next lost king: Alfred the Great, reputedly buried in an unmarked grave in Winchester.
Leicester University announced that DNA tests had established “beyond reasonable doubt” that they had found the body of the last of the Plantagenets, the 15th-century king killed at the Battle of Bosworth Field.

"Forbidden Archaeology"

18 Giant Skeletons And Pyramids Found In Wisconsin Posted by Charleston Voice
Here's one for your "Forbidden Archaeology" file.Scientists are remaining stubbornly silent about a lost race of giants found in burial mounds near Lake Delavan, Wisconsin, in May 1912. The dig site at Lake Delavan was overseen by Beloit Collegeand it included more than 200 effigy mounds that proved to be classic examples of 8th century Woodland Culture. But the enormous size of the skeletons and elongated skulls found in May 1912 did not fit very neatly into anyone's concept of a textbook standard. They were enormous. These were not average human beings. Their heights ranged between 7.6ft and 10 feet and their skulls "presumably those of men, are much larger than the heads of any race which inhabit America to-day." They tend to have a double row of teeth, 6 fingers, 6 toes and like humans came in differant races. The teeth in the front of the jaw are regular molars. Heads usu…