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Collecting old things; heirlooms and new to you things! Companion to http://www.inherited-values.com/
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The car boot bargain that turned out to be TREASURE: £3 tool revealed as 4500 ... - Daily Mail

The car boot bargain that turned out to be TREASURE: £3 tool revealed as 4500 ... - Daily Mail | Antiques & Vintage Collectibles | Scoop.it

Daily Mail The car boot bargain that turned out to be TREASURE: £3 tool revealed as 4500 ...


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Portolan Charts 'Too Accurate' to be Medieval

Portolan Charts 'Too Accurate' to be Medieval | Antiques & Vintage Collectibles | Scoop.it
Portolan charts, it was always assumed, were compiled by medieval European mapmakers from contemporary sources. A Dutch doctoral dissertation now disproves this: these nautical charts are impossibly accurate, not just for medieval Europe, also for other likely sources, the Byzantines and the Arabs ...

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50 Years In Italy: Stolen Treasures Return to Italy

50 Years In Italy: Stolen Treasures Return to Italy | Antiques & Vintage Collectibles | Scoop.it

Ever since the 1770s when William Hamilton collected and exported Greek vases found in the excavations of Pompeii , ancient artifacts and tomb robbers ( tombaroli ) have been part of the Italian scene.
According to the Carabinieri, the theft of Italy’s art and archeological patrimony is fourth on the list of crime in Italy, after arms, drugs and financial crime.
Many of these objects have been looted from tombs and necropoli in Etruria, in central Italy or from the Puglia region.
On show until mid-March I Tesori : La Memoria Ritrovata at Palazzo Qurinale in Rome, an exhibit of over 100 objects found and returned to Italy by the Carabinieri. [...]

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Your Favourite Manuscript: The Results - Medieval manuscripts blog

Your Favourite Manuscript: The Results - Medieval manuscripts blog | Antiques & Vintage Collectibles | Scoop.it
Recently we asked the loyal readers of our blog and our Twitter followers (@BLMedieval) to name their favourite manuscript. We were chuffed to receive so many responses, and here is a small selection of your favourites.

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How to Make Gravestone Rubbings

How to Make Gravestone Rubbings | Antiques & Vintage Collectibles | Scoop.it
I don't know what it is about the Hobby of Gravestone Rubbing. Maybe it is being in a cemetery that brings a since of excitement, or maybe it is taking down a little piece of history, hopefully your family's history.

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Cool for collectors and genealogists alike!

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Cool for collectors and genealogists alike!

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Bill Gates paid $30 million for a Leonardo da Vinci manuscript

Bill Gates paid $30 million for a Leonardo da Vinci manuscript | Antiques & Vintage Collectibles | Scoop.it
Bill Gates paid $30 million for a Leonardo da Vinci manuscript that he considers priceless because the Italian genius inspires him. Watch Charlie Rose's profile of Gates on Sunday, May 12 at 7 p.m. ET/PT.
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7,500-year-old pearl found in Neolithic grave | A Blog About History - History News

7,500-year-old pearl found in Neolithic grave | A Blog About History - History News | Antiques & Vintage Collectibles | Scoop.it
The oldest pearl yet found has been discovered in a neolithic grave unearthed in the United Arab Emirates.

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Natural History News... Tyrannosaurus May Bring $1,000,000+

An eight-foot tall, 24-foot long, 75% completem museum quality Tyrannosaurus bataar (the slightly smaller Asian counterpart to the legendary North American T-Rex) will be the centerpiece of Heritage Auctions May 20 Natural History Signature auction.

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Archaeology Becomes Greece’s Achilles Heel | Greece.GreekReporter.com Latest News from Greece

Archaeology Becomes Greece’s Achilles Heel | Greece.GreekReporter.com Latest News from Greece | Antiques & Vintage Collectibles | Scoop.it
Faced with massive public debt, Greece is finding that its fabled antiquity heritage is proving a growing burden — with licensed digs postponed, illegal ones (RT @GreekReporter: Archaeology Becomes Greece's Achilles Heel - http://t.co/IzkW6ya5...)...

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'Priceless' ancient Greek statue snatched from smugglers is a fake

'Priceless' ancient Greek statue snatched from smugglers is a fake | Antiques & Vintage Collectibles | Scoop.it
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Objects from Tutankhamun's war chariots to be restored

Objects from Tutankhamun's war chariots to be restored | Antiques & Vintage Collectibles | Scoop.it

Beautiful gold leaf-on-leather artefacts are currently undergoing study and restoration by an Egyptian-German team over a three year period


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Ancient Egyptian Soldier's Letter Home Deciphered

Ancient Egyptian Soldier's Letter Home Deciphered | Antiques & Vintage Collectibles | Scoop.it
In the 1,800-year-old letter, written mainly in Greek, the soldier serving in a Roman legion in Europe tells his family he is desperate to hear from them and that he is going to request leave to make the long journey home to see them.

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Erotic tiles to go on show at Museum of London for Valentine's Day special

Erotic tiles to go on show at Museum of London for Valentine's Day special | Antiques & Vintage Collectibles | Scoop.it

For one night only next month, amorous visitors to the Museum of London will have the chance to see the steamy side of the 18th century.


A series of erotic tiles, detailing various sexual positions and even spanking, will go on display for the first time at a late-night Valentine’s Day event at the site in the heart of the City.


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7,500 Years Old "Toy Car" -- The Earliest Evidence Of The Wheel

7,500 Years Old "Toy Car" -- The Earliest Evidence Of The Wheel | Antiques & Vintage Collectibles | Scoop.it

Author Cliff Dunning: "Historians tell us the oldest civilized cultures who developed the wheel are around 5,000 years old, and yet, new discoveries are continually pushing this date further back – WITHOUT our history books reflecting on the new information. Generations of people still believe that the oldest organized civilizations are those that lived in the Middle East, parts of China and groups scattered throughout the world. Before 3,000 years – we are told that man lived in caves. Here is an example of the wheel, attached to a small toy car of some type that was found to be 7,500 years old.


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Dead Sea Scroll fragments up for sale

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Parts of the Dead Sea Scrolls are up for sale - in tiny pieces. Nearly 70 years after the discovery of the world's oldest biblical manuscripts, the Palestinian family who originally sold them to scholars and institutions is now quietly marketing the leftovers - fragments the family says it has kept in a Swiss safe deposit box all these years.

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British Museum reunites Roman marble panels split for 2,000 years

British Museum reunites Roman marble panels split for 2,000 years | Antiques & Vintage Collectibles | Scoop.it
Panels from a seaside mansion at Herculaneum, which like Pompeii was overwhelmed by Vesuvius in AD79, go on display
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Wire Money of Earth and Elsewhere | Inherited Values

Wire Money of Earth and Elsewhere | Inherited Values | Antiques & Vintage Collectibles | Scoop.it

"A small mint has produced a set of Game of Thrones money, and I was particularly taken by the Dothraki Puli. This is a “chain” of coins, minted from a single strip of precious metal and designed to be left together as one piece of money, or cut off smaller denominations as needed. I was surprised to see the note from the maker, which says these coins were based on a Russian coin style that was used for nearly a millennium."

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Eastern Han Dynasty relics found in Anhui tombs

Eastern Han Dynasty relics found in Anhui tombs | Antiques & Vintage Collectibles | Scoop.it

More than 50 ancient and rare relics have been uncovered in a tomb excavation in Guxian County, of Anhui Province. The 53-tomb complex is thought to have been constructed over many periods as far back as the Eastern Han Dynasty, nearly 2,000 years ago.

The huge tomb complex was discovered accidentally on a construction site.


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Fears for Timbuktu's ancient city

Fears for Timbuktu's ancient city | Antiques & Vintage Collectibles | Scoop.it
The UN warns fighting in Mali could damage the World Heritage Site of Timbuktu as the Africa Union joins West African nations in imposing sanctions following the coup.
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Asia Society debate: the dos and don’ts of collecting antiquities - The Art Newspaper

RT @TheArtNewspaper: Asia Society debateon collecting antiquities—“Wikiloot” website to track illicit antiquities among issues discussed http://t.co/kNTCXCB0...
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