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Richard III at the Sofia Science Festival

The team behind the momentous discovery of King Richard III will be presenting the science that led to the identification of the remains at a festival in Bulgaria.

They will have a stand at the Sofia Science Festival in Zaimov Park featuring a 3D replica of the skeleton, a full suit of medieval armour and an arrow drop to demonstrate the wounds inflicted on Richard's body at the Battle of Bosworth.

The display during the four days of the festival, which continues until Sunday 15 May, is a companion to the presentation on Friday 13 May by Dr Turi King, of the University's Department of Genetics, titled: 'Richard III: Solving a 500-year-old cold case'.

Other members of the Richard III team at the event include, Professor Sarah Hainsworth of the Department of Engineering, Mathew Morris and Andy Hyam of University of Leicester's Archaeological Services (ULAS).

For the full programme of The Sofia Science Festival in English, please click here, and for information on tickets and access to the festival, please click here.

The Sofia Science Festival is organised by the British Council Bulgaria and is under the patronage of the Bulgarian Ministry of Education and Science. The Sofia Globe is a media partner of The Sofia Science Festival 2016.

For more information about the event visit the Sofia Globe website

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