"How many arms did Richard III have?"

Posted on 25 July 2013 by Charlotte Barratt - Richard III Outreach Officer
Grey friars dig site

After yesterday's tomb opening an end of term calm falls over the Greyfriars dig site.

The dig is close to coming to an end. It officially finished tomorrow (Friday) but the viewing platform will be open Saturday and Sunday this week with someone there to answer questions as usual.

Come and find us

On the days I have helped out on the dig I have been amazed at the distances people have travelled to see the dig. There have been some interesting questions posed as well, such as “how many arms did Richard III have?” from one of our younger visitors! I began to notice that there were some regulars appearing on the platform as well, getting their daily update.

Here is a list of some of the places that people have come from to see the dig, feel free to comment if you have visited and your home town is not on the list. We would love to know how far you have come!

  • Lithuania
  • Canada
  • USA
  • New Zealand
  • Italy
  • Ynyslas (West Wales)
  • Bournemouth
  • St Helens, Merseyside

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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?


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