Two Roman Coffins Unearthed In Newcastle
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August 14, 2008: Two Roman coffins made out of sandstone have been excavated in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. They are thought to have originated from Pons Aelius, a walled fort near Hadrian's Wall. One of the coffins contained the remains of a six year-old child whose head was missing. The lids were put in place with pegs made out of iron and sealed with molten lead.



Game and Story Use

  • Given the unusual way the coffins were sealed, they might contain undead.
    • Removing the head of the child might furthermore indicate a precaution against the corpse rising as an undead creature.
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