Archaeologists from Leicester University have finally revealed the contents of a lead coffin found near the grave of King Richard III. Richard III was found buried under a parking lot in Leicester, England. The coffin, discovered within a sarcophagus in 2013, contained the remains of an elderly woman, archaeologists announced Sunday.
The coffin held a crucifix, along with the woman's skeleton. Scientists believe the woman was likely buried during the second half of the 13th century, before Richard III died. The find marks the first intact medieval stone coffin found in the area, Discovery News reports.