A timeline of discovery

The University embarked on the archaeological dig for Richard III in August 2012 and this timeline provides a snapshot of our discovery
  • Removing the tarmac. Credit - University of Leicester
  • Human remains found in trench one of the Grey Friars dig
  • Panel at the press conference on 12 September 2012
  • Panel at the press conference on 4 February 2013
  • Checking the trenches. Credit - University of Leicester
  • Decorticated roundworm egg (Ascaris lumbricoides) from sacral sample of Richard III
  • Queen's Anniversary Prize
  • The decision on the Judicial Review is announced at Leicester Cathedral
  • 3D Model of Richard III Spine
  • Richard III visitor's centre
  • Professor Jane Evans from the British Geological Survey undertakes a laboratory analysis of a tooth.
  • Richard III Potential Killer Blow
  • Dr Turi King
  • Overview of tomb design

You can download these images and further photography here.

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