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The Fight For Richard III's Final Resting Place Begins In English Court
2014-03-13 13:15:30

Last summer architects began drawing up plans for a raised tomb that would house the remains of King Richard III, whose remains were unearthed in late 2012 and later removed from underneath a car park in Leicester, England last year.

British Judge Opens Judicial Review On Richard III Reburial Location
2013-08-17 06:49:00

A British high court has allowed a judicial review of a decision to rebury the remains of King Richard III at either of two distinct locations: Leicester Cathedral and York.

King Richard III To Be Honored With Burial In Raised Tomb
2013-07-29 09:46:29

The remains of King Richard III, which were unearthed in a car park in Leicester, UK last September, and found to be hastily buried in an unmarked grave with neither shroud nor coffin, will be reburied with honor beneath a raised tomb within a specially-created area in the Leicester Cathedral.

Archaeologists To Open Stone Coffin Found With Richard III
2013-07-23 17:03:47

UK archeologists said they plan to lift the lid on a stone coffin this week that was found at the same Grey Friars archeological site as the recently discovered remains of King Richard III.

Archaeologists Begin New Dig At Richard III Burial Site
2013-07-02 06:29:08

Nearly five months since remains found in a car park in Leicester, England were proven to be those of Richard III, a new study is being undertaken by researchers at University of Leicester to shed new light on the final resting place of the fallen king.

King Richard III Was Not A Psychopath, As Portrayed By Shakespeare
2013-03-04 12:52:54

Richard III, who ruled England from 1483 until his death in 1485, when he died in the Battle of Bosworth Field, has been featured in popular culture for centuries. He was first and foremost portrayed in Shakespeare’s 1592 play Richard III as a villainous psychopath who would stop at nothing to claw his way to power.

DNA Proves Remains Belong To King Richard III
2013-02-04 04:35:04

DNA testing has proven “beyond reasonable doubt” that human remains discovered beneath a parking lot in the East Midlands region of England are those of King Richard III, UK scientists announced on Monday.

2008-10-07 03:00:08

By Mortimer, Ian Ian Mortimer, who has been an archivist and a poet before becoming a medieval historian and biographer, describes why a blend of empathy and evidence is the key to getting the most out of history.


Word of the Day
taphephobia
  • A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.
The word 'taphephobia' comes from Greek roots meaning 'burial' and 'fear'.
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