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New Dig at Richard III Site


Work began today on the second archaeological dig at the Grey Friars site, which late last year led to the discovery of King Richard III.


Phase 2 of the excavation project will see the removal of a wall at the City Council car park to create a larger excavation site in which archaeologists hope to uncover the entire east end of the Grey Friars Church.


Whilst it would be fantastic to unearth another well-known name or perhaps even more royalty, the main aim of the dig is to fill in some of the gaps surrounding the 300-year history of the Church, prior to King Richard III; and exhume a 600-year old stone coffin.


From the second week of July a viewing platform will be opened to the public, allowing the whole of Leicester to get involved with yet more exciting discoveries from beneath our city.




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