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King Richard III Found in ‘Untidy Lozenge-Shaped Grave’

Posted by admin on May 24, 2013

An academic paper on the archaeology of the Search for Richard III reveals for the first time specific details of the grave dug for King Richard III and discovered under a car park in Leicester.

The paper reveals: Richard III was casually placed in a badly prepared grave — suggesting gravediggers were in a hurry to bury him; he was placed in an ‘odd position’ and the torso crammed in; the grave was ‘too short’ at the bottom to receive the body conventionally; someone is likely to have stood in the grave to receive the body — suggested by the fact the body is on one side rather than placed centrally; there is evidence to suggest Richard’s hands may have been tied when he was buried.

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