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.
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