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10 August 2015

Detail of Roman coffin lid

Oddments on the Post this week. First of all, the lid of a Roman coffin taken from the always fascinating Spitalfields Life: ‘In March 1999 a Roman stone sarcophagus containing a rare lead coffin decorated with scallop shells came to light in Spitalfields. It was the first unopened sarcophagus to be found in London for over a century and when removed to the Museum of London, the coffin was opened to reveal the body of a young woman in her early twenties, buried in ceremonial fashion.’

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