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University of Leicester discovers that skeleton faced a battle with Victorian builders
University of Leicester confirmed as lead academic partner for the project
At the scene of his final battle, academics discuss what is potentially his final resting place.
Infilling of trenches starts this week, protecting the underlying archaeology for the future.
Even as some of the trenches in Greyfriars Car Park are carefully filled in, media interest in Richard III continues as strong as ever.
A public lecture on 1 October will encompass 1,500 years of Leicester’s history – including certain recent developments.
Further opportunities to visit Britain’s most famous car park.
In Leicester, across the UK and indeed around the world, everyone is talking about our search for Richard III.
University of Leicester archaeological team reveal historic findings of skeleton with apparent battle wounds and curvature of the spine.
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“Dramatic new turn” in car park dig: press conference at 11.00am
More than 1,500 people visit car park to see archaeological dig.
Archaeologists uncover remains of 17th century garden where memorial pillar once stood.
Major step forward in search for the missing monarch.
Your chance to visit the site of the search for Richard III.
Exploring the rich archaeological heritage of an area often overlooked in favour of its neighbour.
Over the weekend, archaeologists from the University of Leicester successfully machined a third north-south trench (pictured below) in the search for Richard III. This trench is in the car park of the former Wyggeston School, which is adjacent to the Leicester City Council Social Services car park.
Researchers find strong evidence for medieval church in Leicester where monarch was buried