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Suite of Richard III videos made available to the public

The University has made a suite of documentary footage available to media and the public ahead of the reburial of King Richard III on Thursday 26 March.

The footage contains hours of material captured by documentary maker Carl Vivian and is available via the University’s YouTube site. In total, 20+ videos are being made freely accessible and 26 sequences from these videos are being made available to the media.

The videos include the historic very first moment University of Leicester Archaeological Services (ULAS) archaeologist Mat Morris discovered human remains on the first day of the dig. In the video, Mat can be seen looking at a human leg bone uncovered within hours of the 2012 Grey Friars archaeological dig starting. He confirms it is an articulated skeleton, records it as Skeleton One and covers it over so it is protected until more is known about its context within the site. 

Eleven days later Skeleton One was uncovered and displayed staggering circumstantial evidence for it being the remains of King Richard III.

You can view the video of the historic moment when Mat Morris discovered human remains on the first day of the Grey Friars dig below: 

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