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Opening a Roman Coffin

A remarkable Roman burial has been found at Boscombe Down, Wiltshire, UK. When we lifted the lid off a three tonne stone coffin we were surprised to discover that the coffin had not filled with soil. Instead, we found ourselves looking down on the skeleton of a woman who was cradling a young child in her arms. Find out more at http://www.wessexarch.co.uk/projects/wiltshire/boscombe/preserved-roman-remains/index.html A slightly longer version can be seen at http://vimeo.com/601226 ...

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