More discoveries in the tomb of Richard III

More discoveries in the tomb of Richard III

About two years ago, under a car park in the British city of Leicester the mortal remains of King Richard III, known as the "cursed king", were found. Now, who was considered the most evil king in the history of this country, is back in the news since data of great interest continue to appear as his remains are studied.

His bones have been thoroughly analyzed thanks to modern forensic techniques and thanks to them it has been possible to corroborate some information about the monarch and also to deny others as well as to be able to gradually reconstruct some aspects of what happened on August 22, 1485, at which point the monarch fought at the Battle of Bosworth until he fell on the battlefield, being attacked from behind.

The king was buried at Greyfriars Abbey, although it is known that at the end of this month he will be buried in Leicester Cathedral. Over the centuries, the ruins of the abbey prevented the location of his remains from being located, much less when they were removed.

In the excavations carried out, not only the king was found but also different tombs, such as a stone sarcophagus that had an original inside coffin made of lead, which has been opened by the team of archaeologist Mathew Morris, from the University of Leicester, where they have found a skeleton that has already been analyzed.

The analyzes reveal that it corresponds to a elderly woman, of a high social position and who is believed to be one of the first benefactors of the abbey and that radiocarbon tests reveal that she could be buried there shortly after the abbey was completed, around the year 1250.

The other open tombs contained wooden coffins and inside there were skeletons of two women between 40 and 50 years old and who possibly died between the years 1270 and 1400, at least this is what the radiocarbon tests reveal, with a 95% probability .

Also found a fourth skeleton, also as a woman, in a tomb that was not intact, but who could be known to have died when he was between 20 and 25 years old, as well as that he had a very hard life, with a lot of physical work.

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