Lincoln Castle excavations yield interesting finds

Construction of a new museum to house a copy of the Magna Carta at Lincoln Castle in England has halted after the discovery of the remains of a church, human skeletons and other artifacts. Among the finds was a sarcophagus, believed to contains the bones of "somebody terribly important." (photos)

Yet to be opened, the stone sarcophagus is thought to contain the remains of a Saxon king or bishop. Also found were more mundane artifacts including "pottery, cooking pots, animal bones, ice skates, and dice made from animal bone and antler."