Now you can explore an interactive 3D model of Richard III’s grave – CNET

Using 3D platform Sketchfab, researchers reconstruct an interactive model of the English king’s burial site as he was found under a parking lot in Leicester.

After centuries laying lost, the remains of 15th-century king Richard III were retrieved from beneath a parking lot in Leicester in the UK.

Now, to coincide with the first anniversary of the procession of his body across Leicestershire and reinterment at Leicester Cathedral in 2015, a team of archaeologists has created an interactive 3D model of that parking lot gravesite, complete with royal bones.

Available on 3D platform Sketchfab, the model reveals with how little concern or ceremony the body was treated. There is no coffin, no evidence of a shroud, no gold or jewels that would usually befit a royal burial.

Even the manner in which the grave was dug is revealing. It was too short for the king’s body, with sloping sides and an uneven base. The position of the body was slumped to the side because of the poor fit.

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