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Antiquities are objects from Antiquity, especially the civilizations of the Mediterranean: the Classical antiquity of Greece and Rome, Ancient Egypt and the other Ancient Near Eastern cultures. Artifacts from earlier periods such as the Mesolithic, and other civilizations from Asia and elsewhere may also be covered by the term. The phenomenon of giving a high value to ancient artifacts is found in other cultures, notably China, where Chinese ritual bronzes, three to two thousand years old, have been avidly collected and imitated for centuries, and the Pre-Columbian cultures of Mesoamerica, whe ...more
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“ You've always told me buyers of antiquities are fools duped into unrequited love affairs with the past.' I have to admit, that does sound like me. ...more ”
“ If you collect antiques, you’re celebrating the dawn of modern society. If you collect antiquities, you’re celebrating the the dawn of civilization. If you collect crystals, you’re celebrating the dawn of our planet. If you collect meteors, you’re celebrating the dawn of the universe. ”
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[close] This global discussion group has been designed to encourage debates about important and underreported issues of our era. All you need is an enquiring mind and a desire to gain or share “underground knowledge”. This is also a place to discuss the controversial topics explored in The Underground Knowledge Series (non-fiction books) by James Morcan & Lance Morcan as well as the Underground Knowledge podcast show.
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