The word 'amazing' really does fit this story - it is no hyperbole. An apartment in Paris left untouched and unlived in for 70 years - the rent paid every month. When the apartment was finally entered, treasure was discovered amid layers of dust. Among other things, a painting that sold at auction for over 2 million euros. Surely there's a novel here somewhere. At the very least a mystery. A movie? Read about the discovery here.
What do you suppose could have kept the original owner of the apartment away for 70 years? Why was the painting, attributed to Giovanni Boldini, kept entombed in dust for that length of time?