So an American art dealer was found to have a coffee table made of part of the dance floor of Caligula's barge. She didn't know it until a photo book documenting ancient roman uses of porphyry came out. Turns out it was part of a trove stolen by the Nazis, and her table in turn was seized and returned to Italy. The museum that now has it is offering to make her a replica. This will cost them tens of thousands, for it's exquisite work. She should take them up on the offer.
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Then it gets complicated...
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I read about that, its an amazing story. You could hardly make up a story so random. From Caligula to New York, weird eh.
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Stranger than fiction, as they say.
"The earth was rushing past like a river or a sea below him. Trees and water, and green grass, hurried away beneath. A great roar of wild animals rose as they rushed over the Zoological Gardens, mixed with a chattering of monkeys and a screaming of birds; but it died away in a moment behind them. And now there was nothing but the roofs of houses, sweeping along like a great torrent of stones and rocks. Chimney-pots fell, and tiles flew from the roofs..."
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