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Medieval Coffin at King Richard III Site Holds … Another 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.

King Richard III's remains found

October 16, 2012

King Richard III's rediscovered resting place is turning out more mysteries. Excavators finally lifted the heavy lid of a medieval stone coffin found at the site in Leicester, England, only to reveal another lead coffin inside. The "coffin-within-a-coffin" is thought to have been sealed in the 13th or 14th century — more than 100 years before Richard, an infamous English king slain in battle, received his hasty burial in 1485. (LiveScience)

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