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U.S. Adopts Near-Total Ivory Ban

By adminjosh | September 22, 2019 |

The move is the latest step in the Obama administration’s fight against wildlife trafficking. By Jani ActmanPUBLISHED JUNE 3, 2016Say you find an old elephant ivory trinket in your grandmother’s…

Scrap metal find turns out to be $33 million Faberge golden egg

By adminjosh | September 22, 2019 |

(CNN) A $14,000 jumble sale find turned into millions of dollars for a man who’d been thwarted in his attempts to turn a quick profit by selling the tiny ornament…

Reclining Nude

Modigliani’s ‘Reclining Nude’ sells for $170 million at Christie’s

By adminjosh | September 22, 2019 |

“Reclining Nude,” the century-old painting by Amedeo Modigliani, sold for $170,405,000 at a Christie’s auction on Monday. There were five bidders for the work and the auction lasted nine minutes.…

King Tut’s Tomb

Inspection of King Tut’s Tomb Reveals Hints of Hidden Chambers

By adminjosh | September 22, 2019 |

Secret doors may conceal the burial chamber of Queen Nefertiti, but tantalizing clues await further testing. By Peter Hessler, National Geographic PUBLISHED SEPTEMBER 28, 2015 LUXOR, Egypt—Nearly a century after…

The Thrill of Treasure Hunting . . .

By adminjosh | September 22, 2019 |

South America’s Earliest Empire Photograph by Daniel Giannoni Images of winged, supernatural beings adorn a pair of heavy gold-and-silver ear ornaments that a high-ranking Wari woman wore to her grave…

Better Left to the Experts. Why Take Chances?

By adminjosh | September 22, 2019 |

$3 Tag Sale Find Sells for $2.22M The Associated Press Mar 21, 2013, 1:16 AM A rare Chinese bowl bought at a tag sale for $3 has sold at a…

The Lost Leonardo

By adminjosh | September 22, 2019 |

In the February 2012 issue of National Geographic Magazine, a potential $100 Million Dollar Leonardo is sold for less than $25, 000. This amazing discovery illustrates many important points when…