Digging for Richard III: How Archaeology Found the King (Hardback)Mike Pitts (author)
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Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 550 g
Dimensions: 234 x 153 x 23 mm
'The vivid tale of a king, his demise, and the thrilling rediscovery of his remains ... an insider's account of how modern archaeology really works, and how it was used to piece together the mystery of Richard's resting place' - Military History
'Not so much a who-dunnit, as a what- why- and how-dunnit: history's most remarkable cold case, and a fascinating glimpse into the 21st-century world of faith, science and publicity. Compulsively readable' - David Miles, former Chief Archaeologist at English Heritage
'Spellbinding ... Pitts's narrative gives us changing moods, exact dialogue, expressions on faces - and mounting amazement as the uncovering of the skeleton proceeded' - British Archaeology
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