In pictures: the Richard III excavation
Following the news that human bones, possibly those of Richard III, have been discovered during an excavation of a council car park in Leicester, we bring you some images from the site
About the excavation
Archaeologists searching for the grave of Richard III have said "strong circumstantial evidence" points to a skeleton being the lost king.
The team from the University of Leicester and Leicester City Council have been excavating a car park on the site where the monarch is thought to have been buried. Richard's body was brought to a Franciscan friary, known as Greyfriars, in the city, after his defeat at the Battle of Bosworth in 1485.
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Read more about the theories surrounding Richard III's death