Richard III's tomb is studied in 3D

Richard III's tomb is studied in 3D

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Today, technology has become one of the great allies of history, archeology and many of its investigations, because it allows carrying out studies that a few decades ago not only would not have been possible to carry out, but were unimaginable .

One of the most recent cases in which the technology has been applied is for the reconstruction of the tomb of King Richard III using a 3D model, which will allow us to know much more about him and his history.

Richard III was the last British king to go into battle and he did so in 1485, when he was 33 years old. The discovery of his tomb was a milestone, it was found under a parking lot in 2012 and after an arduous and tedious investigation in which different techniques were used such as DNA analysis as well as different historical documents, it was certified with a 99 99% probability that the remains found belonged to the monarch.

The 3D modeling It has been carried out by the archeology team at the University of Leicester, which shows a 360-degree model of the tomb and the remains of the king, something that has been possible thanks to photogrammetry and other modern techniques.

For his part, Mathew Morris, supervisor of the archaeological services of the University of Leicester, was the one who discovered the remains of Richard III And during the first day of excavation, he assured that both the photographs and drawings of the tomb are only in two dimensions, so it is not possible to show all the nuances that a good 3D modeling offers.

Now, thanks to the photogrammetry technique the tomb is allowed to be examined from many different angles, something that otherwise would have been virtually impossible during excavation. According to Morris, “this allows us to continue to examine the king's tomb even long after the excavation is complete”.

One of the results of this 3D investigation revealed that The tomb, for a king, was lousy, not only was it badly dug but it was very short for its height and it was not buried as was done with other kings, which added to the fact that he died from nine blows to the skull give a sad ending to such an important character in the history of Great Britain.

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