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Roman Empire Christian ruins discovered after ISIS pushed out of Syrian city

2018-05-01

The large artifact in this photo appears to be a sarcophagus, or stone coffin. Its name is derived from two Greek words that mean "flesh eater" because after a few months in the stone box all of the flesh is gone and only bones remain. The stone on the right, which may be a sarcophagus lid, has a cross carved on it.