Remains Found Under Leicester City Council Parking Lot May be King Richard III – Test Results to Be Announced First Week of February

The University of Leicester announced that it plans to reveal the results of a series of scientific investigations into the human remains found under the Leicester City Council parking lot – which are suspected of being that of King Richard III – in the first week of February.

According to historical accounts, Richard’s battered corpse was carried from the battlefield to the nearby town of Leicester where he was buried in the Choir area of Church of the Grey Friars.

Using clues from historic maps, archaeologists from the University of Leicester located foundations of the lost friary beneath the Leicester City Council parking lot. During excavation, the team discovered the skeleton of an adult male human, showing evidence of what was believed to be scoliosis and battle trauma, under the choir floor where Richard III was reportedly buried.


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