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Turning the world onto urban archeology

Stuart Grannen’s love affair with antiques and artifacts began at the age of seven and has evolved into his life’s passion, prompting him to pioneer the “urban archaeology” movement — which is celebrated and displayed daily at Grannen’s business Architectural Artifacts, and will take center stage May 2-4 during the company’s 2nd Annual Auction...


Affordable Antiquities: For less than $200 collectors are buying 2,000 years of human history

Samaritan oil lamp, 4th century A.D. found in Israel. length: 10 cm, $250. Courtesy of Trionfo Jerusalem by Melody Amsel-Arielli Collectors often spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on rare, museum-quality antiquities. Small, abundantly found pieces, however, are often very affordable. For example, coins unearthed in the Holy Land, which date from the Persian through...