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Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Richard III dig: Search team uncovers human bones

Human remains have been found by archaeologists searching for the lost grave of Richard III.
The king died at the battle of Bosworth in 1485 and was recorded as being buried in a Leicester church, which was later demolished.
A team from the University of Leicester has located traces of the church and it is now confirmed they have found human remains.
The bones, believed to well preserved, are undergoing DNA analysis.
As the defeated foe, Richard was given a low-key burial in the Franciscan friary of Greyfriars.
Richard III (reigned 1483-1485) was the last Yorkist king of England, whose death at the age of 32 in the Battle of Bosworth effectively ended the Wars of the Roses
This was demolished in the 1530s but documents describing the burial site have survived.

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