The limestone sarcophagus thought to date from around 900AD, was found earlier this year with eight skeletons alongside a Saxon church, and may contain the remains of a Saxon king or bishop. An examination with an endoscope revealed it contains human remains.Project manager Mary Powell tells the BBC that the sarcophagus, which is buried about 10 feet underground, would need to be slid out horizontally in order to preserve it. She hopes the identity of the person inside the sarcophagus is carved on the lid. The dig is part of the £19.9m Lincoln Castle Revealed project, part of which is the building of a new center to house Lincoln’s Magna Carta and a tower to provide access to the castle walls.
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