The Gory Details - Fascinating archaeological news about Richard III
Sep. 12th, 2012
01:35 pm - Fascinating archaeological news about Richard III
When I first heard that there was an attempt to locate the remains of Richard III during a very short window of opportunity before the last undeveloped portion of the site went under new construction, I didn't dare hold out any hope of actual results - but it turns out that the team found amazing things, including portions of the old Greyfriars building, and...
...wait for it...
...human remains, including a male skeleton showing signs of battle injuries, and some spinal abnormalities.
Many people were buried in abbeys and churches, of course, and many people died in battle, and this may not be him at all, but the fact that these wonderful finds were made under such circumstances amazes me. And I admit I'll be waiting for the results of the DNA tests with interest!
I found a delightful blog called The History Blog that has been covering this story with an enthusiasm that tickled me very much; here's the most recent post:
It includes links to official sites with more news, so fellow Ricardians and/or archaeology buffs can check it out. And I'm adding The History Blog to my favorites list!