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SOLD OUT – Richard III, The King Under the Car Park: The Story of the Search for the Burial Place of England’s Last Plantagenet King
In 2012, a team of archaeologists from the University of Leicester set out to search for the final resting place of Richard III, England’s Last Plantagenet king, under a parking lot in central Leicester. Against all odds, the project located the burial site of the king, who died in 1485 in the Battle of Bosworth Field. With a skeleton marked by battle scars and a distinctive spinal curvature, his identity was subsequently confirmed following an extensive program of scientific analysis, including a DNA match with modern-day relatives, which generated press interest from around the globe.
Richard Buckley has spent over 35 years working as an archaeologist in Leicester, specializing in complex Roman and medieval urban sites and historic buildings. He is co-director of University of Leicester Archaeological Services and was lead archaeologist from the University of Leicester on the Search for Richard project.
Co-presented with the Archaeological Institute of America.
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