800-year-old coffin damaged after child poses in it for photograph

Composite of undated handout photos issued by Southend-on-Sea Borough Council of an 800-year-old coffin before (top) and after (bottom) it was damaged when a family lifted a child over a barrier at Prittlewell Priory Museum in Southend, Essex, and into it for a photograph.

A large piece of the relic was chipped off when parent reportedly asked child to pose inside it for a …Continue reading »

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