3D visualization sheds light on Richard III's spinal condition

May 30, 2014 9:17 AM

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3D visualization sheds light on Richard III's spinal condition

Shakespeare famously portrayed England's medieval King Richard III as a hunchback, but the discerning eye of modern technology has just cast doubt on the accuracy of this literary description.

In Shakespeare's play "Richard III," the literary character of Queen Elizabeth refers to the king as "that foule hunch-backt toade." However, a new 3D visualization created by researchers and multimedia experts reveals that the monarch's scoliosis, a sideways curvature of the spine, was unlikely to ...

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