'King in a Car Park'
After King Richard III’s grave was discovered under a parking lot in Leicester, England, in the summer of 2012, archaeologists returned to the site the following summer for a fresh dig. Here's what they found.
Work begins in the summer of 2013 on removing a Victorian wall in Leicester so that archaeologists can expand their investigation of Richard III's gravesite.
Richard's Original Grave
This humble final resting place of Richard III was mapped during work on the site in 2013.
Richard III 3D grave
Scientists used laser scans to map the monarch's lost grave.
University of Leicester undergraduate intern, Claire Calver, helps excavate a new trench at Richard III's final resting place.
Traces of a Lost Church
A possible church buttress ready to be recorded.
Secretive Stone Coffin
An intact stone coffin found in the ruins of Grey Friars, the monastery where Richard III was buried.
A team of eight lifts the heavy lid of the stone coffin in Leicester.
Lead Coffin Within a Coffin
A lead coffin found inside a stone coffin in the ruins of Grey Friars in Leicester is believed to contain a high-status medieval burial.
Intact Church Floor
In situ tile floor possibly joining on to the rear wall of the choir near Richard III's grave.
A Jetton counter or token found on the dig site