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Richard III's remains: Leicester car park dug up

Postby simonwheeler » Fri Aug 24, 2012 5:32 am

From the BBC website
A bid to find the remains of England's King Richard III is starting more than 500 years after his death on a Leicestershire battlefield.
The University of Leicester archaeological team is digging in a Leicester car park where they think he may have been buried.
King Richard III was killed at Bosworth in 1485 and his body taken to a Franciscan Friary in the city.
Over time, the exact location of the grave has been lost.
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Re: Richard III's remains: Leicester car park dug up

Postby Helen-Healing » Fri Aug 24, 2012 8:30 am

Apropos of this, you may like to read this article from a blog, written 18 months ago...
http://paulktaylor.blogspot.co.uk/2011/ ... -tree.html
RIP that beautiful tree. :cry:
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Re: Richard III's remains: Leicester car park dug up

Postby mike » Sat Aug 25, 2012 8:26 pm

RIP that beautiful tree. :cry:

Second that Helen, it never looked infected or bad, SO why cut it down, heartless people on the Council once again, those leaves make such a mess. :x
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Re: Richard III's remains: Leicester car park dug up

Postby Ian Pegler » Sun Aug 26, 2012 7:32 am

The University of Leicester archaeological team is digging in a Leicester car park


Ah, the University of Leicester, of all places...

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Re: Richard III's remains: Leicester car park dug up

Postby Ian Pegler » Wed Sep 05, 2012 4:35 pm

from the Telegraph...

Richard III search: archaeologists find church

Archaeologists searching for the remains of Richard III are a step closer to finding his resting place after discovering the church where he was buried.


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Re: Richard III's remains: Leicester car park dug up

Postby Ian Pegler » Mon Sep 10, 2012 4:04 pm

The latest update on this, from the Telegraph...

Richard III search: archaeologists 'tantalisingly close' to finding king's body

Archaeologists searching for the remains of Richard III say they are 'tantalisingly close' to finding his final resting place.


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So, do they actually know where it is, or are they acting on a hunch? :mrgreen:

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Re: Richard III's remains: Leicester car park dug up

Postby simonwheeler » Wed Sep 12, 2012 5:31 am

Richard III dig: Search team uncovers human bones

.... written on the BBC website

A spokesman for the university confirmed human remains had been found and more details will be given at a press conference at 11:00 BST on Wednesday.
Philippa Langley, from the Richard III Society, said: "We came with a dream and if the dream becomes reality it will be nothing short of miraculous."
Any bones which are thought to be those of the king will have their DNA tested against descendants of Richard's family.
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Re: Richard III's remains: Leicester car park dug up

Postby simonwheeler » Wed Sep 12, 2012 10:30 am

Ian Pegler: So, do they actually know where it is, or are they acting on a hunch? :mrgreen:



From Twitter:

HaveIGotNewsForYou ‏@bbcHIGNFY
Experts say they may have found Richard III in a Leicester car park. Ugly, disfigured and reviled, Leicester is at junction 20 off the M1.


(There will, no doubt, be many more such...."funnies" (?)....}
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Re: Richard III's remains: Leicester car park dug up

Postby Ian Pegler » Wed Sep 12, 2012 11:45 am

from the BBC...

Richard III dig: 'Strong chance' bones belong to king

Archaeologists searching for the grave of Richard III have said human remains found in Leicester show similarities to the king's portrayal in records.


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king richards body found ?

Postby surf7 » Wed Sep 12, 2012 5:24 pm

Hi leicester universarty have confirmed that they have found the remains of king richard iii in the council car park ! but when i asked the pendlum it answers no ! has anybody else had same results ? :?:
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Re: Richard III's remains: Leicester car park dug up

Postby Ian Pegler » Thu Sep 13, 2012 8:24 am

surf7 wrote:Hi leicester universarty have confirmed that they have found the remains of king richard iii in the council car park ! but when i asked the pendlum it answers no ! has anybody else had same results ? :?:


I got a "yes".

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Re: Richard III's remains: Leicester car park dug up

Postby simonwheeler » Thu Sep 13, 2012 1:06 pm

Another Twitter mention:

Milton Jones ‏@themiltonjones

Body of Richard III found in car park. Need to make exit signs clearer.
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Re: Richard III's remains: Leicester car park dug up

Postby Ian Pegler » Thu Sep 13, 2012 5:00 pm

simonwheeler wrote:Another Twitter mention:

Milton Jones ‏@themiltonjones

Body of Richard III found in car park. Need to make exit signs clearer.


They should give him a ticket I reckon. Not our problem if he can't find a horse! :mrgreen:

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Re: Richard III's remains: Leicester car park dug up

Postby Ian Pegler » Mon Oct 29, 2012 6:01 pm

from the BBC...

Richard III dig: Leicester Cathedral burial confirmed

The government has confirmed a skeleton that could be that of Richard III will be interred in Leicester if it is confirmed as the 15th Century king.


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