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Egyptians call on British Museum to return Rosetta stone
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.
British uncle-nephew artist duo’s works explored at Dreweatts, Nov. 16
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 […]
British leaders Churchill and Henry VIII dominated at RR Auction
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.
Jaguar celebrates 100 years as the sportiest British luxury car
NEW YORK — There are race cars and there are passenger cars, but perhaps no automaker has more successfully mastered both than the British marque known as Jaguar, which transferred the design flair of racing cars to everyday automobiles.