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2013-12-12 16:23:24

NEW YORK, Dec. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Phoenix Ancient Art, one of the world's leading dealers in rare and exquisite antiquities from Western civilizations, today announced that its latest exhibition, "Sacred Scents and Flames from the Ancient World" will be on display at its New York gallery from December 12(th), 2013 - February 12(th), 2014. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131212/NY32663-a )(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131212/NY32663-b ) "The exhibition...

2013-07-08 23:17:58

Hixenbaugh Ancient Art is pleased to announce its participation in the Ellis Boston Antiques Show. The fair runs from October 24th through October 27th at the Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts. New York, NY (PRWEB) July 08, 2013 Hixenbaugh Ancient Art is pleased to announce its participation in the Ellis Boston Antiques Show from October 24th through October 27th. Over 40 exhibitors representing a variety of antique genres including Fine Art, Antiquities, Prints, Maps, Jewelry...

2012-11-13 08:30:24

DENVER, Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Antiquities-Saleroom, a subsidiary of Artemis Gallery Ancient Art, is pleased to announce their next online auction, Friday, November 16th, at 9 AM PST. Showcasing lots from ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, the Middle East, India, China and the Far East, and the Pre-Columbian Americas, all items in this auction have been legally acquired and are legal to sell. According to Co-Founder and Managing Director Teresa Dodge, "We pride ourselves in full compliance...

2012-03-14 12:35:00

Randall A. Hixenbaugh, Director of Hixenbaugh Ancient Art, joins the International Association of Dealers in Ancient Art (IADAA). IADAA is an international organization that promotes a responsible trade in antiquities. New York, NY (PRWEB) March 14, 2012 Hixenbaugh Ancient Art Ltd announces that gallery Director, Randall A. Hixenbaugh, has been accepted as a member of the International Association of Dealers in Ancient Art (IADAA). Formed in London in 1993, IADAA is the premier trade...

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2011-02-02 13:54:17

Israeli authorities said Wednesday that the pursuit of a gang of grave robbers has led to the discovery of an ancient church outside Jerusalem that may contain the burial place of the biblical prophet Zechariah. An earthquake destroyed the church about 1,300 years ago and it lay partly buried until detectives from Israel's Antiquities Authority noticed an elaborate doorpost poking through the earth. The robbers got away but after weeks of digging, archaeologists uncovered the remains of the...

2011-01-21 11:01:00

SWANSEA, Wales, Jan. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- David Gill, archaeologist, reflects on the extension of the memorandum of understanding between the US and Italy. In 2001 the US and the Republic of Italy made a bilateral agreement that imposed import restrictions on archaeological material derived from Italy. The agreement was renewed in 2006, and in January 2011 the US Department of Homeland Security announced a further five year extension. In recent years over 120 objects, including the...

2010-10-15 11:01:00

SWANSEA, Wales, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- David Gill, archaeologist, reflects on the decision to drop the Italian legal case against Marion True, a former curator of the J. Paul Getty Museum. In 2005 Marion True was charged in a case that was linked to the movement of recently surfaced antiquities from Italy to North America. The case has dragged out and in mid-October the judge hearing the case in Rome dropped the case due to the statute of limitation. In 1996 the Getty acquired the...

2010-07-23 11:01:00

SWANSEA, Wales, July 23 /PRNewswire/ -- David Gill, archaeologist, reflects on the return of 337 antiquities to Italy as part of Operation Andromeda. In December 2008 an investigation into the business connections of a London-based antiquities dealer led police to a storage facility in the Geneva Freeport in Switzerland. The premises, owned by a Japanese dealer, were found to contain around 20,000 objects. The dealer decided to co-operate with the authorities and he agreed to the return of...

2010-06-04 11:01:00

SWANSEA, Wales, June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- David Gill, archaeologist, reflects on the call by an Italian prosecutor for the return of three lots due to be auctioned in New York. The seizure of a major photographic dossier in the Geneva Freeport continues to have an impact for those seeking to sell antiquities. Three items due to be auctioned in June 2010 appear to be close to items that feature in the Polaroid images. The objects consist of a Roman marble youth, a South Italian terracotta...

2010-05-21 11:01:00

SWANSEA, Wales, May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- David Gill, archaeologist, reflects on the growing co-operation of auction-houses to halt the sale of recently surfaced antiquities. Authorities in Italy and Greece now have access to at least 14,000 images of antiquities that were passed onto the market over the last few decades. These photographed objects were handled by three dealers: two in Switzerland, and the third operating from London. Many of the 130 or so objects returned to Italy since 2006...