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Adaptive re-use of a different kind

Blenheim Palace in England, now a World Heritage Site, was built between 1705 and 1722 as the country for the Dukes of Marlborough. The estate includes extensive parks and gardens that surround the English Baroque-style palace. Recently, an antiques expert visiting the palace noticed an unusual flower pot—which turned out to be an ancient Roman sarcophagus.


A Roman Sarcophagus Is Rescued from Humble Duty as a Flower Pot

By Christine Hauser

March 9, 2017

The New York Times

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