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Hints of King Richard III's Grave Found Under Parking Lot

Richard III died in battle during the War of the Roses. After his death, he was buried at Greyfriars church in Leicester, but the location was soon lost to history.

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)