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Female remains found at Roman dig
Archaeologists believe remains found in a 1,800-year-old Roman stone sarcophagus uncovered at a dig in Newcastle are female.
The coffin was one of two found at the site of a former chapel and thought to have been used to bury members of a powerful family from a fort.
The lid was painstakingly lifted on Friday and the coffin found to be full of water and sludge, as expected.
But teeth, bone fragments and a hairpin were also found by the team.
The other sarcophagus has been opened and contained the headless remains of a child.