An academic paper on the archaeology of the Search for Richard III reveals for the first time specific details of the grave dug for King Richard III and discovered under a car park in Leicester.

The paper reveals: Richard III was casually placed in a badly prepared grave -- suggesting gravediggers were in a hurry to bury him; he was placed in an 'odd position' and the torso crammed in; the grave was 'too short' at the bottom to receive the body conventionally; someone is likely to have stood in the grave to receive the body -- suggested by the fact the body is on one side rather than placed centrally; there is evidence to suggest Richard's hands may have been tied when he was buried.

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