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1,000-year-old sarcophagus opened in Mainz

After months of preparations, an international team of researchers were able to open a 1,000-year-old Sarcophagus at the St. Johannis (St. John's) church in the German city of Mainz on Tuesday. Raising the sarcophagus lid [Credit: Andreas Arnold/AFP/Getty Images]Using a pulley system, the team lifted the 700 kilogram (1,540 pound) lid off the grave and took a peek inside at remains that likely haven't been seen in a millennium. "We...

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