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King Richard III's grave may be under parking lot

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King Richard III's grave may be under parking lot

Post by Rowan » Fri August 24th, 2012, 5:10 pm

Man this guy just can't catch a break!
King Richard III of England had the honor of being memorialized in a William Shakespeare play after his death in battle in 1485. Now, modern-day archaeologists are on the hunt for the medieval king's physical resting place.

The University of Leicester, Leicester City Council and the Richard III Society have joined forces to search for the grave of Richard III, thought to be under a parking lot for city council offices. The team will use ground-penetrating radar to search for the ideal spots to dig.

"This archaeological work offers a golden opportunity to learn more about medieval Leicester as well as about Richard III's last resting place — and, if he is found, to re-inter his remains with proper solemnity in Leicester Cathedral," Philippa Langley, a Richard III Society member, said in a statement.
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Post by DianeL » Sat August 25th, 2012, 3:41 pm

Definitely want to read this, but I will have to stop cackling hysterically first at the idea that Richard's treatment by Shakespeare could in any way be construed as an "honor" ... ;)
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Post by Margaret » Sat August 25th, 2012, 6:55 pm

I will have to stop cackling hysterically first at the idea that Richard's treatment by Shakespeare could in any way be construed as an "honor"
Definitely cackle-worthy!
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Post by Nefret » Sun August 26th, 2012, 2:30 am

He had the honor of having a song on Horrible Histories. Does that count?

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We have an urge to kill and our lust for blood has to be fulfilled
WE´LL FIGHT TILL THE END! And send our enemies straight to Hell!
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Post by DianeL » Mon August 27th, 2012, 8:42 pm

Nefret - hee!

Yes, this is one of those stories where you really want to see the follow up.
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Post by Nefret » Sat September 1st, 2012, 2:21 am

Into battle we ride with Gods by our side
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We have an urge to kill and our lust for blood has to be fulfilled
WE´LL FIGHT TILL THE END! And send our enemies straight to Hell!
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Post by LoveHistory » Sat September 1st, 2012, 3:41 pm

The honor? Oh yes, we all want to be immortalized as deformed villains. Or maybe the point was that he was the titular character? Wait, I know! He had the most lines so that makes him the most important!

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Post by DianeL » Sat September 1st, 2012, 7:56 pm

Heh, LH - I just assumed it was Willie the Shakes' own star factor. That people would naturally get moist because the celebrity Bard chose a mere king for a subject. Good of him, that.

*Eyebrow*

Nefret, thank you for the new link! The car park appears to have become a city park now. :)
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Post by Nefret » Fri September 7th, 2012, 10:19 pm

The newest article. I've been trying to follow this story.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/20 ... 082025.htm
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Post by LoveHistory » Wed September 12th, 2012, 3:04 pm

This just in...they may have found Richard III's skeleton. Of course it could be someone else, but still it's exciting.

http://news.yahoo.com/battle-bruised-sk ... 28688.html

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