It is often said history repeats itself and nowhere is this truer than in the insolvency profession.
One practitioner recently found the story of the Marie Celeste repeated in the factory that makes Metrocab taxis.
He described the eerie scene when, upon entering the factory floor at the beginning of the year, he saw everything had been left the way it was when the company received the news it had gone into receivership.
There were half-finished projects, cabs left in the middle of assembly and unwashed coffee mugs.
The workers went home that evening believing they would return the next day and were left in suspense for several months before finding out they could soon be made redundant.
Can such contemporary events, TS ponders, be used to help us solve such ancient mysteries?