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Archeoogists prepare to remove the leacoffin.

A CHILD’S coffin – believed to be more than 1,700 years old – is to be opened by scientists in the coming days.
The relic, discovered last week in a field six miles outside Tamworth, has been in the hands of archeologists all week and is set for the next stage.
Archaeology Warwickshire’s exhumation expert Rob Jones who has been working on the coffin said: “It looks like we will be able to open the lid and excavate the contents in a controlled manner with little chance of encountering organic remains.”