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Ann Arbor, Mich. - In the ruins of a city that was once Rome's neighbor, Archaeologists last summer found a 1000-pound lead coffin.
Who or what is inside is still a mystery said Nicola Terrenato, the University of Michigan professor of classical studies who leads the project - The largest American dig in Italy in the past 50 years.
We're very excited about this find [...] Romans as a rule were not buried in coffins to begin with and when they did use coffins, they were mostly wooden. There are only a handful of other examples from Italy of lead coffins from this age - the second, third or fourth century A.D. We know of virtually no others in this region [...] A thousand pounds of metal is an enormous amount of wealth in this era. To waste so much of it in a burial is pretty unusual.
Originally posted by MotherofBlessings
Hopefully when they open it there is no plague that gets released into the world. Maybe the ancients put the last "case" in there and sealed it, figuring that no one would ever be dumb enough to open it. Perhaps it is our Pandora's Box.
Originally posted by this_is_who_we_are
Two words: Zombie Apocalypse.
Three more words: Don't open it.