Bungalow 'doorstep' sells for £500,000

An ancient moss-covered stone used as a bungalow doorstep has astounded its owners by selling for more than £500,000. The eight-foot Buddhist relic - previously valued at £30,000 - had previously been rejected by Sotheby's and the BBC Antique's Roadshow.

In fact, the artefact, nicknamed 'The Pebble' by its owners', was a Buddhist temple step thought to be up to 1,300 years old.