One year after Richard III’s reinterment, the University of Leicester has released a 3D interactive representation of the king’s grave and skeleton. Created by University of Leicester Archaeological Services (ULAS), who excavated the Greyfriars site where Richard III had been laid to rest, the fully rotatable computer model shows the king’s remains in situ as they were […]
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An eyewitness account of the procession that bore Richard III’s remains to his final resting place.
A major new visitor centre, exploring the life, death, and rediscovery of Richard III, has just opened on Leicester’s Grey Friars site. But what is to be seen? CA went along in advance of the grand opening. On 26 July 2014, Leicester’s £4 million King Richard III Visitor Centre opened, the centrepiece of a series […]
The below photos were taken at the Current Archaeology Awards 2013, held at the University of London’s Senate House as part of the Current Archaeology Live! 2012 conference on 1-2 March 2013. Each image below is to be credited to Current Archaeology/Aerial-Cam
PRESS RELEASE: The Search for Richard III wins prestigious award as Research Excavation of the Year following a record number of votes from the general public
Top honours for Research Excavation of the Year at the prestigious Current Archaeology Awards went to University of Leicester Archaeological Services’ international headline-grabbing discovery of Richard III under a Leicester car park. This astonishing achievement has finally allowed the lurid comments by Tudor chroniclers about the physique of this most controversial king to be objectively […]
Is this the skull of Richard III? Today (4 February) the University of Leicester, with Channel 4, unveiled the world’s first photograph of the human remains found beneath a car park in Leicester city centre, interred in what was once the Grey Friars church. Later this morning archaeologists will announce the results of months of […]