It stands today at a crossway in the Turkish town of Kas, Antiphellos in ancient times, on the Lycian coast.
A little battered but still basically intact.
Who knows but Our Lady may well have looked on it as she journeyed to Ephesus; surely, it must have also known the gaze of St Paul?
What struck me was the fact that so many opponents of the Faith challenge the existence of Christ who had so many testaments to his works and life, yet here is a solid lump of some hard rock that pre dates the Lord by four centuries, yet no one would, very obviously, dispute its provenance.
The fact that the king interred within the sarcophagus has long been forgotten is poignant.
Whereas, the real King of Kings is remembered throughout the world.
And, to really put time in its place, Christ walked the earth less than 750,000 days ago.