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Archaeologist speaks out against Titanic auction

Archaeologist Richard Pettigrew is speaking out against the upcoming auction of treasures recovered from the Titanic, the "unsinkable" ship which sunk on April 15th, 1912. “Imagine a crime scene: when police arrive on the scene they section if off to prevent people from disturbing the evidence. Right?” said Pettigrew ,as he

Most complete collection of Roman coins for sale

Attention coin collectors: the most complete collection of ancient Roman Republican coins ever offered for sale is coming on the market this spring. In October 5th, Numismatica Ars Classica will offer the first part of perhaps the most complete collection of ancient Roman Republican coins ever offered for public sale. The

Fake Mayan statue sold for $4.2 million

A Mayan statue which sold at auction for $4.2 million may be a fake. The French auction house Drouot maintains that the statue, of a masked figure carrying a shield, is genuine and more than 1,000 years old. But Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History says it does not match the

Unseen Adolf Hitler photos sell for $47,000

A collection of 600-800 photographs taken by Hitler's personal photographer has been sold at auction for close to $50,000. Hoffmann was chosen by Hitler as his official photographer, with his images published as postage stamps, postcards, posters and picture books. A large archive of Hoffmann's photographs was seized by the United States

18th century vase sells for record breaking $85 million

An 18th century Qianlong porcelain vase has set a world record by bringing in more than $85 million at auction. The hammer fell after 30-minutes of furious bidding between six men in the room and three telephone bidders. It was eventually sold to a Chinese man, said to be a

14th century King Arthur manuscript to be sold

A 14th century manuscript, containing the oldest surving account of the legends of King Arthur, is expected to bring in more than $3 million when it hits the auction block next month. More than 200 cows would have been needed to produce the vellum sheets for the three hefty volumes