Misfiled this one a couple days ago ... very brief item from SANA:

Homs Ruins Department discovered three Roman caskets in ‘al-Sham Road’ area in the Syrian central city of Homs during digging to build sewage networks, Syrian daily newspaper of al-Thawra said Wednesday.

The Department stressed that the three coffins were covered by stone lids dating back to the Roman period.

It added that these stone covers were put aside and the caskets were replaced by pottery lids, indicating that the caskets were used again for burying at another time in the Byzantine.

I guess we can assume we're talking 'sarcophagi' here ...