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A roman sarcophagus that was originally found in a Newcastle garden has sold for thousands of pounds at an auction in the West Country.
The sale happened at Duke's Auctioneers in Dorchester where the sarcophagus sold for £40,000 to a phone bidder.
ITV News spoke to Guy Schwinge of Dukes Auctioneers ahead of the sarcophagus, a piece of Newcastle's history, going under the hammer.
A roman sarcophagus found in the North East has gone under the hammer in a sale at an auctioneer's in the West Country.
It is unclear how the sarcophagus came to be found in Newcastle, but the auctioneers received a call to inform them about the piece of history after a similar sale at the end of last year.
A roman sarcophagus found in the back garden of a house in Newcastle has gone on sale at an auction in the West Country.
The sarcophagus came to light after a similar sarcophagus was unearthed in the south of England at the end of last year and sold for thousands of pounds.
The Newcastle sarcophagus has gone on sale at Dukes Auctioneers in Dorchester.