Richard III's reconstructed face to go on show in Leicester
The reconstructed face of Richard III is to go on display in Leicester next year.
The facial reconstruction, which was created by Professor Caroline Wilkinson of the University of Dundee, was seen for the first time on Channel 4 last night.
However, the official unveiling took place at the Society of Antiquaries in London this morning.
At a press conference it was announced the anatomical bust of Richard III, created by the university of Dundee, will go on show in Leicester.
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It will be loaned to Leicester Museums and will eventually go on show at the council's permanent Richard III visitor centre which is hoped to open next year.
The face is also expected to go on show in York at some point.
Sarah Levitt, head of arts and museum services at Leicester City Council, said: "This will have pride of place in our Richard III visitor centre giving pleasure and interest to hundreds of people."
The search for the last Plantagenet King of England began four years ago.
Then in August 2012, archaeologists from the university of Leicester excavates a city council car park in New Street, at the site of the Grey Friars friary.
The skeleton they found was yesterday confirmed as that of Richard III.
The originator of the search, Philippa Langley, from the Richard III Society, said: "For me it was seeing this face for the first time that was the most exciting moment and the most important moment."
Philippa Langley, from the Richard III Society, unveils the king's reconstructed face