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Lead coffin containing Roman child found in England

A 1,700-year-old lead coffin containing the remains of a Roman child has been found in a field in Leicestershire, England.

“For instance the lining was panel-beaten from a single sheet of lead marked out with a sharp implement and the joins at the ends were sealed with molten lead.

“Hammer marks are still visible around the folded lid.

“As part of the process, an endoscope was inserted through a gap in the lid to reveal that the coffin is almost entirely full of clay silt.

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Story: Tamworth Herald | Photo: Tamworth Herald

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