Archaeologists believe the remains of King Richard III could be buried underneath a council car park.
The exact burial place of Richard III has remained a mystery for centuries. He was killed in 1485 at the Battle of Bosworth then later buried at a Franciscan friary in Leicester. In the years that followed however the friary fell in to ruin and as a result the location of his grave was lost.
Now thanks to new research archaeologists believe they may have located his burial place beneath what is now a council car park. "It has been known for a long time that the Greyfriars friary was the final resting place of Richard III, but actually working out where its individual buildings were was pretty difficult," said project head Richard Buckley.
"Historical records show that Richard III was buried in the church of a Franciscan friary in Leicester shortly after his defeat and death at the hands of Henry Tudor's army in the Battle of Bosworth in 1485."
View: Full article | Source: Telegraph
Discuss: View comments (67)