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Richard III remains pass site of 1485 death ahead of burial

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King Richard III's remains are being transferred to a cathedral in central England. Photo: NBC King Richard III's remains are being transferred to a cathedral in central England. Photo: NBC
LONDON -

The remains of Richard III, the medieval king whose bones were found under a parking lot, are being transferred to a cathedral in central England ahead of a proper burial ceremony more than 500 years after his death.

The monarch's remains have been sealed inside an oak coffin. On Sunday a hearse is taking the coffin past many of Leicestershire's landmarks, including the battlefield at Bosworth where the monarch was killed in 1485.

Richard, the last Plantagenet king, had been buried without a coffin in a church that was demolished long ago. His bones were not found until 2012, when archaeologists excavated them from a Leicester parking lot.

On Thursday organizers plan to lower the coffin into a tomb at Leicester Cathedral.

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