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LONDON (AP) – The British Museum has pledged not to dismantle its collection, following a report that the institution’s chairman has held secret talks with Greece’s prime minister regarding the return of the Parthenon Sculptures, also known as the Elgin Marbles. The report by the Greek newspaper Ta Nea is the latest twist in the long-running […]
CAIRO (AP) – The debate focusing on who owns ancient artifacts has been an increasing challenge to museums across Europe and America, and the spotlight has fallen on the most-visited piece in the British Museum: the Rosetta stone.
NEWBURY, U.K. – Dreweatts will offer the contents of Chateau de Lasfonds in France for auction on behalf of an international collector on Wednesday, November 16. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers. The collection has been carefully curated during the last 30 years and one of the themes of the collection is travel. Among a […]
BOSTON — A King Henry VIII-signed document discussing sponsoring the feast day of St. George sold for $66,435, and a box of 10 of Winston Churchill’s personal brand of cigars commanded $19,159 at RR Auction on August 10.