The Moment Archaeologist Mathew Morris Found Richard III's Remains
Archaeologist Mathew Morris finds a human left leg bone at the edge of trench one on the first day of the dig at the Greyfriars site. Careful examination reveals a parallel right leg, indicating an undisturbed grave.
The remains (Skeleton One) are covered to protect them from the weather until more is known about where they are located within the friary.
Eleven days later on 5th September 2012 Skeleton One was exhumed and was a youngish male, with evidence of battle trauma and a severe curvature of the spine.
On the 4th February 2013 ‘Skeleton One’ from the Greyfriars Archaeological dig was confirmed as the remains of King Richard III.