Richard III Discovered in Leicester

Following months of specialist analysis, the identity of a skeleton recovered from a Leicester car park has been confirmed to be Richard III by the University of Leicester this morning. Coverage of the press conference and details of the excavation will be available on the University’s website here.

Dr Jo Appleby, an osteologist formerly of the University of Cambridge, has been involved in the pathological assessment of the bones, determining the nature and extent of disease and injuries, and in approximating the likely age of the individual when they deceased. You can see photographs of the skeleton and listen to Jo’s assessment on the BBC website here.

To find out more about the archaeological processes involved in identifying the skeleton of Richard III you can watch Channel 4’s documentary ‘Richard III: The King in the Car Park’ tonight at 9pm.

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