King Richard III Visitor Centre Marks Discovery Dig Anniversary

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August will mark ten years since the Greyfriars archaeological dig sensationally uncovered the medieval remains of King Richard III.

All eyes were on Leicester ten years ago when the Greyfriars archaeological dig uncovered the medieval remains of King Richard III from beneath the now-famous car park. The city’s King Richard III Visitor Centre will be marking the occasion with a programme of exclusive talks in August.

Joining them for the event will include some of the leading participants involved in the dig and the subsequent forensic identification of the remains will be at the Visitor Centre on Friday 19th and Saturday 20th August.

King Richard III visitor centre

Friday evening and Saturday morning’s programme includes a visit from experts from the University of Leicester. Joining them will be other partners involved in the scientific research who will share their experiences of the project. There is an opportunity after the talk for the audience to question the panel.

The evening of Saturday 20th August will welcome Philippa Langley to the visitor centre. Philippa led the Looking for Richard Project and was the driving force behind the successful search to locate the grave. Author, historian, and Chair of the Richard III Society will join Philippa to talk about their experiences of the dig. Again there will be an opportunity for the audience to ask questions afterwards.

King Richard III throne

“It’s incredible to think that it’s already ten years since that moment when the tarmac was broken and over 530 years of history was scraped back to reveal the remains of King Richard III,” says Visitor Centre General Manager, Iain Gordan.

Tickets for the talks range from £10-15. You are required to book in advance. For more information and to book visit here.

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