Sunday, October 20, 2013

Surprise Found in Lead Coffin Found at King Richard III Burial Site

The lead coffin found near the body of King Richard III during archeological excavations in Leicester has taken a surprise turn!

Archaeologists had thought the 600-year-old metal casket, which was found in a stone tomb at Greyfriars in August, might belong to knight Sir William de Moton. But analysis is showing that the skeleton appears to be that of a female.

Working with a newly found list of burials at the Friary, scientists are attempting to discover just who is buried in this high status coffin.

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