Today would have been Richard III’s 561st birthday!
My time at the Grey friars dig has been both educational and enjoyable. The team were so supportive and informative, with all members willing to impart their knowledge to better my experience.
So that's it, the Greyfriars dig part 2 has come to a close and so too have my 4 weeks as part of the world famous archaeology team.
Well, this is it. Our four weeks on site at Greyfriars are officially over.
I began to notice that there were some regulars appearing on the platform as well, getting their daily update.
Today was the day we lifted the lid on the stone coffin. The rain overnight had created a series of pools around the dig site, so it was a good job a tent had been put up over the coffin otherwise it would have been surrounded by pools of water!
Archaeology is full of techniques I had never heard of prior to blogging about this dig! Levelling is the latest technique that I have been exposed to.
Unbelievably it's the end of my third week on the Greyfriars 2 dig. I have absolutely no idea where the time has gone, but don't they say time flies when you're having fun?!
Now that the site has been cleaned, marked into grids and measured, the drawing can begin.
One of the key findings from the previous dig was this 600-year-old stone coffin that should contain a high status burial.
Today, like the last few days has been hot, so the dig site has been increasing dusty.
Following the visit from Dr Larry Conyers last week, we have had some more interesting visitors to the dig site.
Keep up to date with the progress of the Grey Friars Dig Part II throughout July 2013 via regular updates on this site. The body of King Richard III was discovered here in 2012 – who and what else lies beneath this now-famous car park?
There is a selection of images on our Flickr channel