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Richard III sculpture architects on creating a steel artwork next to Leicester Cathedral

London-based Dallas Pierce Quintero on the silhouette-reflecting steel plates commissioned in honour of the life of Richard III.

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Experts see Richard III's battle injuries as infirmary remains help create new skeleton

Experts from Loughborough University say Richard III's "significant injuries" from the Battle of Bosworth were "quite clear to see" during a project based on the king's remains.

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Leicester Cathedral reveals "distinctive" Richard III tomb "imbued with spirituality"

Carved from quarried north Yorkshire stone, a tomb cut with a deep cross will seal a coffin designed by a relative of the king.

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Looted stone of Roman mint reveals stories of prehistoric and medieval civilisations

The final stages of a major excavation at Blackfriars, a former industrial centre in Leicester, have sprung a few surprises, say archaeologists.

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In Pictures: The archaeology and science which identified King Richard III in Leicester

Take a look at Richard III's skull and the archaeology and science which identified his remains ahead of the King's body being laid to rest in Leicester.

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Richard III to be buried in Leicester, High Court rules

The University of Leicester has been granted permission to reinter Richard III's body at the city's cathedral after a challenge from counter-claimants in York was dismissed.

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Roman dog, goat and sheep imprints found by archaeologists in Leicester

Hoof and paw prints left on tiles are among the finds at Blackfriars in Leicester, where archaeologists believe a Roman mint and pit may have stood.

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The DNA of a King: Dr Turi King on the genome sequencing of Richard III

As the project to understand Richard III's entire genetic makeup begins, Dr Turi King talks about the history, archaeology and science behind the tests.

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Richard III DNA tests to reveal hair, eyes and diseases of the King

"Hugely important" genome sequencing will reveal more about Richard III and have a "profound impact" on our understanding of disease and heredity, say scientists.

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Uncertainty over reburial of Richard III as Leicester and York await judicial review

A year after DNA tests confirmed the body of Richard III had been found, Leicester Cathedral and the descendents of the King have launched campaigning websites.

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Bread Angel creates Richard III food range to celebrate Leicester archaeological triumph

An archaeology lover and food extraordinaire is offering chutneys, jams, dressings and relishes, emblazoned with Richard III's boar and handpicked from around Leicestershire.

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What does Space sound like? Find out in Trajectory at Leicester's Embrace Arts

Award-winning composer Andrew Williams' new installation at the University of Leicester's arts centre examines sound, space and the challenges facing humanity.

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Darth Vader to join Ewoks and Stormtroopers in Star Wars Return of the Jedi film fun

A two-day costumed spectacular, Return of the Garrison, will reunite many of the cast of the original Star Wars film at the National Space Centre in Leicester.

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Richard III body infected with roundworms, say University of Leicester archaeologists

Faecal contamination allowed parasites to hatch, migrate through Richard III's body, mature in his lungs and grow once re-swallowed, say experts examining his intestines.

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Richard III: Archaeologist Claire Calver on the search for the King's body in Leicester

One of the archaeologists on the now-famous Richard III dig talks about the "awesome experience" of excavating the Grey Friars site.

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