Roman sarcophagus found in Newcastle garden

The sarcophagus dates back to the Roman age Credit: ITV News

A roman sarcophagus found in the North East has gone under the hammer in a sale at an auctioneer's in the West Country.

The sarcophagus was found in Newcastle Credit: ITV News

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.

The ornate piece of Newcastle's history Credit: ITV News

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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.