Roman sarcophagi at Newcastle, UK

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Roman sarcophagi at Newcastle, UK

Postby Rokcet Scientist » Fri Aug 15, 2008 3:34 am

BBC: Thursday, 14 August 2008

Roman coffins discovered at dig

The sarcophagi are thought to have been used to bury a powerful family.

Two 1,800-year-old Roman stone sarcophagi have been uncovered at a dig on the site of a former chapel and office buildings in Newcastle.
The coffins are thought to have been used to bury members of a powerful family from a nearby walled fort where Hadrian's Wall would once have run.
One of the sandstone sarcophagi has [...]


Whole article: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/7561263.stm
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