King Richard III to get $1.5m burial
19 July 2013, 11:56
London - He was buried in an unmarked grave, but finally Richard III is to get a tomb fit for a king.
British officials say they will spend $1.5m interring the 15th-century ruler, whose skeleton was found earlier this year beneath a parking lot in the central England city of Leicester.
Officials at Leicester Cathedral said on Thursday that Richard will be buried "with honour beneath a raised tomb within a specially created area in the cathedral". The plans also include a new floor and a stained glass window.
His remains are due to be reburied next year.
Richard was deposed and killed in 1485 at the Battle of Bosworth Field and buried without a coffin in a now-demolished Leicester church.