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Medieval Coffin at King Richard III Site Holds … Another Coffin

King Richard III's rediscovered resting place is turning out more mysteries this summer. Excavators finally lifted the heavy lid of a medieval stone coffin found at the site in Leicester, England, only to reveal another lead coffin inside. Full story

Stone Coffin to Be Opened at Richard III Site

Archaeologists are set to lift the lid on a stone coffin discovered at the site of the English friary where Richard III's remains were found. Full story

Richard III Grave Reconstructed in 3D

The grave of King Richard III has been preserved for posterity — digitally at least. Scientists say they created a 3D reconstruction of the monarch's burial place discovered beneath a parking lot in Leicester, England, last year. Full story

Interns Find Medieval Pottery at Richard III Dig

A week into the new excavation at Richard III's gravesite, archaeology interns have uncovered some medieval artifacts, the dig team announced. Full story

Dig Begins at Richard III's Final Resting Place

A fresh excavation began Monday (July 1) at the site of Richard III's resting place. Full story

Richard III Craze Inspires Comic Art

The discovery of the long-lost bones of Richard III has sparked new interest in the controversial king — and with it, comics to illustrate his legacy. Full story

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  Richard III found … in a parking lot

The bones of Richard III, who reigned for two years, have been discovered in Leicester, England, and they indicate that his spine was twisted by scoliosis and that he received eight head wounds in battle. NBC’s Stephanie Gosk reports.

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  Remains of Richard III identified in England

Researchers in England say they’ve found the skeleton of Richard III of England, and that DNA results prove “beyond doubt” that battle-scarred bones found under a parking lot are those of the monarch who was killed in the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485. The king will be reinterred at a nearby cath

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The skeleton of Richard III
The skeleton of Richard III

The skeleton of Richard III is seen in a trench at the Grey Friars excavation site in Leicester, central England, in this picture provided by the University of Leicester and received in London on February 4, 2013. The extraordinary tale of the discovery of the bones of the last English monarch to di

The Richard III Society Reveal A Facial Reconstruction Of Richard III
The Richard III Society Reveal A Facial Reconstruction Of Richard III

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 05: A facial reconstruction of King Richard III is unveiled by the Richard III Society on February 5, 2013 in London, England. After carrying out a series scientific investigations on remains found in a car park in Leicester, the University of Leicester announced yesterd

The pelvis of Richard III is seen in this photograph provided by the University of Leicester and received in London
The pelvis of Richard III is seen in this photograph provided by the University of Leicester and received in London

The pelvis of Richard III is seen in this photograph provided by the University of Leicester and received in London on February 4, 2013. A skeleton with a cleaved skull and a curved spine entombed under a car park is that of Richard III, scientific tests confirmed, solving a 500-year-old mystery abo

The jaw bone of Richard III, which shows a cut mark, is seen in this photograph provided by the University of Leicester and received in London
The jaw bone of Richard III, which shows a cut mark, is seen in this photograph provided by the University of Leicester and received in London

The jaw bone of Richard III, which shows a cut mark , is seen in this photograph provided by the University of Leicester and received in London on February 4, 2013. A skeleton with a cleaved skull and a curved spine entombed under a car park is that of Richard III, scientific tests confirmed, solvin