“Richard III Excavation: Body Found at Site was a Woman”

A coffin found near the burial site of Richard III was opened this morning, revealing a second coffin within the coffin. The coffin was made out of lead, and found in a prominent spot in the yard, usually reserved for important individuals, which led archaeologists to believe that it contained an important knight or friar. They were surprised to find that the careful burial contained the body of an elderly woman, and there is speculation that she may have been an important donor, or possibly the founder of the church.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-leicestershire-31644903

 

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