Shakespeare’s grave should be exhumed using techniques honed for Richard III

ShakespeareThanks to Geoff for bringing the following to our attention:

An academic has called for Shakespeare’s remains to be exhumed so that more can be learned about his life, following the successful analysis of Richard III’s bones.

Francis Thackeray, from the University of the Witwatersrand, in Johannesburg, said he was “very interested in the possibility” of examining Shakespeare’s grave.

“Given the extraordinary success of the study of the skeleton of Richard III, we recognise the potential of undertaking forensic analyses of the Bard,” he said.

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