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Hm… It’s not only the year of the Richards, but the year of the medieval skeletons beneath the carpark. At the University of Edinburgh they’ve unearthed a 13th century sandstone grave, the lid carved with a sword and a cross. See the reports here: http://www.ed.ac.uk/news/2013/dig-130313 and here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-21762422

This is at the site of the 13th century Blackfriars monastery.

Interesting–the university website implies they’ve not yet opened the grave, but the BBC photo shows a skeleton next to it, no explanation.

And the latest on Richard III’s tomb: http://www.leicester.anglican.org/news/details/leicester-cathedral-design-briefing  The simplicity of this plan is not sitting well with the Richard III society, which has been raising funds for a more elaborate memorial: http://www.richardiii.net/