I had to smile at this report in the Telegraph.
A garden trough used by a couple for 30 years to hold plants has been identified as a 2,000-year-old marble coffin worth more than £100,000 [about US $157,000].
The 6ft 9ins long coffin, which has a central panel carved with the Three Graces, was left behind in the back garden by the previous owners. Unaware of its history, the couple used it as a large planter and filled it with soil to grow heather, spring bulbs and bedding plants in.
The one-ton trough has now been identified as a rare ornate Roman sarcophagus from the 1st and 2nd century AD. Made from Carrara marble, it would have been commissioned for the funeral of a wealthy woman and placed in a private mausoleum in Rome.
There's more at the link.
That's wonderful news for the owners . . . but would someone please explain how a 2,000-year-old marble coffin, weighing about a ton, found its way from ancient Rome to a suburban garden in twenty-first-century England?