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Gallery: In Search of the Grave of Richard III

Shoved in a grave

The original grave of King Richard III, showing his skeleton.

(Image credit: University of Leicester)

King Richard III of England in his original grave, discovered in 2012 beneath a parking lot in Leicester. The king was buried hastily after his death in the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485.

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