well not really a mystery for me... but can you guess what's in the box?... I can lie down on my couch with room to spare for a size reference.
annnd.. this was in the crate... A beautiful replica of part of the Bayeux Tapestry. THAT MY MOM MADE!
The original (in Bayeux, France) is 70 meters long and not technically a tapestry (it's embroidered cloth). It depicts the events leading up to the Norman conquest of England (by William the Conqueror) as well as the events of the invasion itself.
I love this section with the ships and all the horses lined up inside of them.
It's hanging above the couch and looks oh so good.