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Roman sarcophagus found in London

A 1,600-year-old Roman sarchophagus has been found at a construction site in central London. The 1,600-year-old coffin found near Borough Market is thought to contain the remains of a member of nobility. Archaeologists have been unable to identify the body as the stone coffin has been left filled with soil after being

Marble sarcophagus discovered in Turkey

A marble sarcophagus has been found at an illegal excavation uncovered by police in Turkey. Archeologists from the museum arrived and carefully started digging to reveal the sarcophagus, which is reportedly from the second century AD and is made out of marble. It reportedly has two antefixes on both sides, each of

Rare Roman sarcophagus damaged in Israel

Construction work in southern Israel has damaged a rare Roman sarcophagus found at the site. The 1,800-year-old stone coffin, which the IAA describes as one of the most important and beautiful ever discovered in the country, is sculpted on all sides, weighs two tons and is 2.5 meters (8 feet) long.

The largest Egyptian sarcophagus

The largest Egyptian sarcophagus has been identified in Egypt's Valley of the Kings, and now archaeologists are working to reassemble the red granite box. Archaeologists are re-assembling the outermost of these nested sarcophagi, its size dwarfing the researchers working on it. It is more than 13 feet (4 meters) long, 7

Turkey claims ownership of sarcophagus

An inventory check conducted by Swiss customs officials turned up an ancient sarcophagus. Now Turkey is claiming ownership. The Journal des Arts stated that since the Swiss law on customs was reinforced in 2009 – following the discovery of 200 ancient Egyptian pieces in 2003 and the updated trafficking of diamonds

20 Christian sarcophagi found in Georgia

20 Christian sarcophagi, dating back to the 4th and 5th centuries, have been uncovered in Georgia. Ancient graves were found in the Urbnisi village of the Kareli region during the construction of a highway. About 20 sarcophaguses were discovered dating back to the 4th and 5th centuries. Road department representatives

U.S. to return 3,000-year-old pharaonic sarcophagus to Egypt

A 3,000-year-old Egyptian sarcophagus which was seized by customs in 2008 is set to return home. The nearly 5-foot-long wooden coffin was confiscated by U.S. customs officials at Miami International Airport from a Spanish merchant in 2008. The dealer did not possess the necessary documentation to prove ownership of

2,200-year-old sarcophagus found belonging to a Princess

Archaeologists in Turkey have unearthed a 2,200-year-old sarcophagus belonging to a princess in the ancient city of Parion. Golden earrings, rings and crown pieces have been found in the sarcophagus, which is believed to have belonged to a princess. An archeological team headed by Prof. Cevat Ba?aran unearthed the sarcophagus three