Half-ton Lead Coffin Is An Archaeological Mystery

(RED ORBIT) — In the ruins of a city that was once Rome’s neighbor, archaeologists last summer found a 1,000-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.

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  1. Or maybe it’s Superman, enclosed there with a piece of Kryptonite that Super couldn’t see through the lead…oh, wait, that was the plot of Superman 2. Never mind.

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