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Archaeologists are hoping to discover who was buried in a 14th century stone coffin found near the final resting place of Richard III.

Archaeologists are hoping to discover who was buried in a 14th century stone coffin found near the final resting place of Richard III.

(Heritage Daily)

The University of Leicester team will lift the lid on the lead-lined coffin at some stage this week – the final week of their second dig at the Grey Friars site.
The dig team suspect the coffin may contain a medieval knight or one of two high-ranking Franciscans at the friary.
The archaeologists discovered the coffin during the first Grey Friars dig in September, but weren’t able to investigate it further at the time.
Now, the team are carrying out their second excavation of the Grey Friars church – and are hoping to examine the stone coffin in the final week of the dig.

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