Monday, May 18, 2015

Review: Digging for Richard III: The Search for the Lost King by Mike Pitts


Read from April 6th - 26th, 2015

(Source:  I won a copy of this book through Goodreads First Reads.)


Digging for Richard III is a fascinating look at the process of finding Richard III's body, and the subsequent process of determining that the body was, in fact, him.  

It starts at the very beginning, when the dig was first commissioned - when no one believed that he was even buried there, much less that they would actually find him - and follows each step, up until the final press conference.  

It was interesting to read about the archaeological side of the discovery, as well as the scientific side, not to mention the historical aspects involved.  While not an in-depth biography of Richard III, of course, the author still manages to include some background information about him.  

I really enjoyed this book, and while it was a bit slow at times, it still held my interest.  I would recommend this to those interested in this discovery, especially if they are fascinated with archaeology.  


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