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King Richard III to get $1.5 million burial

He was buried in an unmarked grave, but finally King Richard III is to get a tomb fit for a king.

The Associated Press

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LONDON —

He was buried in an unmarked grave, but finally King Richard III is to get a tomb fit for a king.

British officials say they will spend 1 million pounds ($1.5 million) 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 Thursday that Richard will be buried "with honor beneath a raised tomb within a specially created area in the cathedral." The plans also include a new floor and a stained glass window.

The former king is 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.

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