Technology to be used to crack mystery of Howard tombs

Dr Phillip Lindley of Leicester University and experts from EuroPac 3D plan to use lasers and x-rays to scan and reconstruct the tombs of Thomas Howard, the third Duke of Norfolk, and Henry Fitzroy, Duke of Richmond, both prominent in the reign of Henry VIII.

The Howard family tombs, in the church of St Michael the Archangel in Framlingham, Suffolk, were remodeled after a move from Thetford Priory in Norfolk in 1540 CE. The scientists hope to use the technology to reconstruct the original design of the graves.