Richard III team return to dig

The University of Leicester team which uncovered the remains of King Richard III under a car park is to return to the historic site to begin work on a new dig.

New dig begins at Richard III site in search of Medieval knight

The University of Leicester team that uncovered the remains of King Richard III last year, has today returned to the car park to begin work on a new dig.

Archaeologists want to extend their excavation to discover more about a buried casket and the Church of the Grey Friars where King Richard III was buried in 1485.

The excavation team believes a 600-year-old stone coffin located at the site could hold the remains of medieval knight Sir William Moton, who is believed to have been buried there in 1362 – over a century before King Richard III.

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Richard III team return to dig

The University of Leicester team which uncovered the remains of King Richard III under a car park is to return to the historic site to begin work on a new dig.

The face of Richard III Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire/

Archaeologists from the university want to extend their excavation to discover more about the Church of the Grey Friars where King Richard III was buried.

The dig site where the remains of King Richard III were found Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

The excavation team will also exhume a 600-year-old stone coffin that should contain a high status burial. It may be the remains of a medieval knight called Sir William Moton, who is believed to have been buried at the site in 1362 - over a century before King Richard III.