Armed Robbers In Old Masters Art Theft

Paintings by some of the world’s most famous artists have been stolen by an armed gang from a museum in Zurich. Four oil paintings worth more than 112,000,000 Euros by Cezanne, Degas, van Gogh and Monet were taken in the weekend robbery from the E.G. Buehrle museum. Cezanne’s The Boy in the Red Vest (1890), Degas’ Viscount Lepic and His …

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Gold Mickey Mouse statue

Walt Disney Studio Home Entertainment and jeweler Ginza Tanaka have made this gold Mickey Mouse statue as part of a campaign to promote the Blu-ray DVD release of “National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets.” The 12-cm-tall, 1-kg statue, which is valued at 3.23 million yen ($31,000) will be displayed in Tanaka’s Ginza store through April 29, and then tour Osaka, …

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Authentic japanese samurai armor online

Toraba.com has opened up its website, offering a range of authentic Japanese samurai armor. The items are all original period pieces, mostly from private collections. Currently on offer are full armor sets (Gusoku), helmets (Kabuto), facial armor and full body sets as well as a variety of other armor-related items.

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Kulthoum’s antique necklace

Christie’s Dubai branch said an anonymous buyer from the Middle East bought the nine-strand necklace that belonged to Umm Kulthoum for more than 10 times the price expected by Christie’s. Umm Kulthoum was famous for her emotive songs that continue to transfix audiences across the Arab world, 30 years after her death. She was also adored by ordinary people and …

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Combined Gold Toothpick, Earwax Spoon

A Blue Water Ventures salvage diver recovered the artifact Sunday, May 18, about 40 miles west of Key West during a search for remains of the Spanish galleon Santa Margarita that shipwrecked in a 1622 hurricane. According to archaeologists, the 3-inch-long grooming tool is more than 385 years old and was probably worn on a gold chain. Estimated value could …

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