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
- Adventure Seed: Only the Strong Survive
- 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.