Newcastle sarcophagus goes on sale

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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£40k for Newcastle sarcophagus

A roman sarcophagus that was originally found in Newcastle has gone under the hammer at an auction in Dorchester. The sarcophagus sold for £40,000.