A rounded block of marble, used as a table in a hospital in Turgutlu, West Turkey, was identified a part of a historical column from the Roman era.
The identification was made after a citizen informed the authorities that the table in the garden of Turgutlu state hospital’s cafeteria could in fact be a historical artefact. The experts confirmed that the piece of marble belonged to a column from the Roman era dating back to between 1500 and 1800 years ago. The object was moved for further research to determine exactly which era and ancient region it belonged to. The hospital authorities state that none of the staff had known that the marble table was of historical value.
(after Daily Sabah & AA Photo)