Richard III archaeology team awarded honour for Leicester dig
The Richard III Society has officially thanked the team which exhumed a skeleton believed to be that of the last Plantagenet king.
The society gave the project's instigator Philippa Langley its Robert Hamblin Award, which recognises "work of outstanding service" by a society member.
Ms Langley was also given honorary life membership in recognition of the dig, which took place in the Greyfriars car park in New Street, Leicester.
A spokesman for the society said: "The society applauds it (the dig) as exemplary archaeological research, and hopes that examination of the male mortal remains discovered at the site may show them to be Richard III himself."
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On accepting the honours, Ms Langley thanked the team who helped make the dig possible.
Scientists are still waiting for DNA tests to confirm the bones belong to Richard, who was killed by the forces of Henry Tudor at the Battle of Bosworth in 1485.
The University of Leicester, which worked on the dig and is carrying out the identification, said results were expected before the end of the year.