A contemporary drawing of Richard III and his queen, Anne Neville, and son, Edward, Prince of Wales
Archaeologists prepare to break ground during an excavation in search of Richard III's body.
Richard III Dig
Richard III died in battle during the War of the Roses. After his death, he was buried at Greyfriars church in Leicester, but the location was soon lost to history.
Dig in a Parking Lot
In the first week of the dig, archaeologists removed the parking lot surface and dug two 98-foot (30-meter) trenches.
The dig has unearthed medieval floor and roof tiles and window fragments, suggesting that archaeologists are very near Greyfriars church where Richard III is buried.
Trench at Greyfriars
Researchers aren't yet sure if they will uncover Richard III's body during this excavation, with one archeologist calling it a "long shot."
Though Richard III's original grave has been lost, a memorial stone in his honor sits in Leicester Cathedral. If the king's remains are found, he'll be interred here.
Richard III and Anne of Neville
Richard III and his queen, Anne of Neville, appear in a stained glass window in Cardiff Castle.
Architectural fragments unearthed during the dig for King Richard III likely come from Greyfriars church.
Medieval Floor Tiles
Inlaid floor tiles unearthed from the Greyfriars church site.