Archaeologists open 1,700-year-old Roman child’s coffin

A Roman coffin has been prised open for the first time in 1,700 years. The coffin, unearthed in Leicestershire, is believed to belong to a child and archaeologists hope their investigation will help them learn more about the individual who was laid to rest in it. Archaeologists found a thick layer of clay when they took their first peek inside the lead-lined casket yesterday, but hope to find a keepsake in the child’s coffin as well as fragments of bone…..

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