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TOMB raiders have allegedly dug up a Roman lead coffin at a Colchester building site and sold it at auction.

The decorative coffin was discovered more than a decade ago by Colchester Archaeological Trust during an excavation in Napier Road.

Archaeologists decided to leave it where it was as it was only partially disturbed.

They were shocked to discover this summer a Roman lead coffin, described as being found in Colchester in 2004, was up for sale at auction.

Previous Roman lead coffins sold at auction have gone for as much as 40,000.

Full story :  http://www.braintreeandwithamtimes.co.uk/news/north_essex_news/14773237.Tomb_raiders_dig_up_Roman_coffin_at_old_garrison_site_to_sell_it_at_auction/


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