Foolish Photo Attempt Damages Ancient Stone Coffin

An attempt at taking a 'clever' photo turned disastrous at a museum in  England when a family put their child inside an ancient coffin and  subsequently broke the priceless piece!

According to officials at the Prittlewell Priory Museum in the town of  Southend, the incident occurred earlier this month during a weekend when  the building was bustling with visitors.

Among those people were some patrons who seemingly sought something more  memorable than what they could find in the museum gift shop.

They apparently found what they were looking for in the form of an  800-year-old sarcophagus that has been on display at the museum for  nearly a century.

The family proceeded to hoist their young child over a plastic partition  keeping patrons at bay so that the youngster could sit inside the  ancient coffin for a photo.

The brazen move turned out to be as ill-conceived as it sounds as a  piece of the centuries-old coffin subsequently fell over and a large  chunk broke off of it.

More on this bizarre story at the Coast to Coast AM website.

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