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Richard III’s Remains Reveal Brutal Battle Wounds


Richard III’s Remains Reveal Brutal Battle Wounds

Analysis of the remains of King Richard III, discovered under a Leicester parking lot in 2012, lends credence to historical accounts of his final battle. Computed tomography (CT) scans and micro-CT imaging have revealed injuries he sustained from blows to his head and body on that fateful day in 1485. The extensive injuries to his skull suggest that he was not wearing a helmet, while the lack of defensive injuries on his arms and hands indicates that he was otherwise still armor-clad. More… Discuss

In the News: MYSTERIOUS COFFIN UNEARTHED NEAR KING RICHARD III’S BURIAL SITE


Mysterious Coffin Unearthed Near King Richard III’s Burial Site

Archeologists excavating a Leicester parking lot whereKing Richard III of England’s remains were previously discovered have unearthed an intriguing new artifact there: a coffin-within-a-coffin. During the course of excavations at the former site of the Grey Friars Church, the dig team found a stone coffin and, when they finally managed to lift the heavy lid—an eight-man job—they were amazed to find that it contained within it yet another coffin, this one made of lead. The inner coffin has yet to be opened, and the identity of the person inside remains a mystery at this time. More… Discuss