Big Surprise Found Inside Mysterious Coffin-Within-A-Coffin Buried Near King Richard III

Archaeologists recently cracked open a mysterious “coffin-within-a-coffin” found just yards from the grave of King Richard III in Leicester, England — and they were surprised at what they discovered inside.

The lead coffin — encased within a larger limestone coffin found at the Grey Friars church dig site — was initially thought to hold the remains of a knight or friar. Instead, the coffin contained a skeleton that belonged to a 60-something woman.

The inner, lead coffin discovered inside the limestone coffin.

Skeleton found inside the lead coffin.

The Huffington Post