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Coffin of possible Saxon King uncovered at Lincoln Castle

Archaeologists who found nine skeletons buried beneath Lincoln Castle say they plan to open up a stone coffin with a skeleton inside it in September.

So far only an endoscopy has been carried out on the coffin where a camera was poked inside. A full skeleton could be seen on the camera, as well as a shiny object.

Archaeologists believe the skeleton could have belonged to someone extremely high up in society like a lawmaker, but have played down speculation that it could have been a Saxon King or Bishop.

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Lincoln Castle fire: suspected arson

Fire damage to the castle door and wall Credit: Lincolnshire Police

Lincolnshire Police are appealing for information after a fire caused damage to two wooden exterior doors at one of the Lincoln Castle buildings during the early hours of this morning.

Fire crews were called to Lincoln Castle after reports of a fire, which is now being treated as suspicious by Lincolnshire Police.

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Lincoln Castle set for revamp, full report

Plans for a 20 million pound revamp of Lincoln Castle have been on display today.

A new visitor centre will include a purpose built vault to display the Magna Carta and the Charter of the Forest.

The Victorian male prison will also be reopened and there'll be improvements to the walks around the walls.

Members of the public are invited to see the plans at the Lawn complex.

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