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Archaeologists discovered a double coffin at the Richard III site when they opened a medieval stone burial chamber recently. (Photo courtesy of the University of Leicester)

Archaeologists discovered a double coffin at the Richard III site when they opened a medieval stone burial chamber recently. (Photo courtesy of the University of Leicester)

(Huffington Post)

Archaeologists in the U.K. were surprised this week when they opened a stone coffin at the Grey Friars site in Leicester where King Richard III was buried. While they may have expected to find ancient remains, what they uncovered was a smaller coffin nested inside.
The eight-man team from the University of Leicester opened the stone lid of the tomb only to discover a second coffin made of lead. The team must run further tests before it can completely open the double coffin at the Richard III site, but researchers already expect that someone of importance is buried within the secondary chamber.

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