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3D Map Of Richard III's Grave Created Using LiDAR
2013-07-11 06:42:32

A University of Leicester researcher has created a 3D model of the grave site of Richard III, who was hastily buried in an unmarked grave in 1485 and discovered last September.

Richard III Dig Site May Also Hold Beheaded Friars
2013-07-10 07:16:36

As work continues at the Grey Friars church dig site where University of Leicester archaeologists earlier discovered the remains of King Richard III, excavators are hoping to uncover a more gruesome burial.

Leicester Interns Unearth Medieval Artifacts At Richard III Dig Site
2013-07-09 06:19:06

Just a few days into a month-long excavation of Grey Friars church in Leicester, where University of Leicester researchers uncovered the grave of King Richard III last September, university interns have already found some interesting artifacts.

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 Hastily Buried In Grave Without Shroud Or Coffin
2013-05-24 10:46:11

A new review on the University of Leicester’s discovery of Richard III’s remains underneath a car park in Leicester has found that the slain King of England was buried in a “hastily dug grave.” The review reveals for the first time specific details of the grave where King Richard was buried after an excavation team unearthed the site last year.

2013-05-17 10:43:23

They have uncovered evidence for the first time that people living in Xincun 5,000 years ago may have practiced agriculture –before the arrival of domesticated rice in the region.

2013-04-29 14:24:48

Hundreds of women with breast cancer living in England's most deprived areas would have better survival rates if they were diagnosed at the same stage as those who lived in affluent areas.

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.

X-ray Emissions A Tell-tale Sign Of Supernova Birth
2012-12-08 06:44:04

A new study led by the University of Leicester has revealed new evidence suggesting X-ray detectors in space could be the first to witness new supernovae that signal the death of massive stars.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.