Female remains found in Newcastle Roman sarcophagus

Archaeologists working on a burial site near Newcastle, England, have opened a pair of sarcophagi, one containing the remains of a child, and the other the remains of a woman. The site is believed to have been a former chapel near Hadrian's wall dating to the 4th century C.E. (video)

Richard Annis, from Durham University, said, "It was possible to make out the way this person was laying, but by great good fortune we found this rather fine jet hairpin by the neck. So we can say that it was a wealthy lady who was buried with this and has lay in the dark from perhaps the 4th Century."