Saturday 8 to Friday 14 September 2012

Saturday 8 September 2012

The University of Leicester holds an open day at the site. Nearly 2,000 people attend, eager to learn about the excavation. Queues extend around the block.

Sunday 9 September 2012

The archaeologists have a very welcome day off!

Monday 10 September 2012

Further archaeological work, finishing the excavation and recording the archaeology.

Wednesday 12 September 2012

A press conference at Leicester Guildhall announces to the world media the discovery of the skeleton. The press are then invited to visit the site and view the grave.

Friday 14 September 2012

The vulnerable archaeology is covered with a geo-permeable membrane and hand-covered with soil to protect it before the trenches are backfilled using a digger. Greyfriars is once again a car park and a disused school playground.

Project complete.

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