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Richard III: The mystery of the king and the car parking lot - CNN.com -
Lola Bean (Penguin)
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"But at the far end of the trench, a laminated copy of a priceless portrait offers a hint as to why so many people have chosen to spend their Saturday morning in a parking lot: Experts believe this uninspiring gray square of tarmac was once part of the Greyfriars Friary -- and might, therefore, be the last resting place of Richard III." -
As a shiver of anticipation spread across the site, one figure sat, deathly pale and shaking, at the side of the trench. Philippa Langley had spent years trying to convince archaeologists and authorities alike to allow the dig for Richard III to go ahead. Now she watched, in shock, as the search she had championed for so long reached its climax. "It's been a real labor of love," she told CNN. "Three years of hard work and tough graft, of people saying we'd never find him, but it looks like it may have paid off." -
I didn't even know they had portrait lamination capabilities back in his day!
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