Medieval clue found in search for bones of King Richard III in Leicester car park

Richard III car park digArchaeologists searching for the bones of King Richard III think they have discovered medieval walls.

The team, led by the University of Leicester, began digging up the Greyfriars car park in New Street, Leicester, on Saturday.

The start of the dig for King Richard III at Greyfriars car park, New Street, Leicester

After King Richard III was defeated at the Battle of Bosworth in 1485, his body was brought to Leicester and buried in the church of the Franciscan Friary, known as Greyfriars. Over time, the location has been lost but experts think it could have been in what is now a council-owned car park.



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