Leicester

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Immersive 3D digital grave reconstruction marks one year since Richard III re-interment

Leicester is marking the first anniversary of the re-interment of Richard III by launching a new 3-D interactive of the king's skeleton and grave as it was discovered.

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Leave the Capital! The best exhibitions to see in the Midlands in 2016

The best exhibitions to see in Birmingham and the West Midlands, Nottingham, Derby, Leicester and the East Midlands throughout 2016.

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Leicester bus depot offers up archaeological secrets of city's Roman and medieval past

Archaeologists from the University of Leicester have discovered valuable insights into Roman and medieval domestic life beneath a Leicester city centre bus depot.

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Artist's Statement: Ravi Deepres on Leicester's Festival of Rugby at the Rugby World Cup 2015

Ravi Deepres says his artwork, The Gain Line, targets the primal appreciation of space in the minds of certain players, appearing as part of Leicester's current Festival of Rugby.

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Archaeologists say Lady Jane Grey birthplace is "as good as it gets" as six-week dig begins

A moated site at Bradgate Park, in Leicestershire’s Charnwood Forest, is the focus for a six-week programme of excavations near the birthplace of the ruler known as The Nine Day Queen.

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Where's Wolsey? Hunt is on to find the remains of Cardinal Wolsey in Leicester

Following the discovery of Richard III in a Leicester car park, there are hopes that the discovery of England's most famous cardinal could draw further attention to the city's rich medieval past.

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The linocuts, prints and paintings of Peter Clayton at the Attenborough Centre in Leicester

An exhibition at the Attenborough Arts Centre showcases the work of artist and teacher Peter Clayton, whose work with the Leicester Print Workshop has inspired students and the public.

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From car park to royal tomb: Ten stories from the discovery of Richard III

Marking Richard III's burial in Leicester Cathedral we look back at the top ten stories about the dramatic discovery of the last Plantaganet king of England.

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Benedict Cumberbatch revealed as Richard III's second cousin as actor prepares to read at reinterment ceremony

Ahead of the cathedral ceremony, genealogists have produced a family tree which shows the Oscar nominee is the last Plantagenet king's Richard 16 times removed second cousin.

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