Category Archives: Ken’s Korner Web Extras

Ken's Korner Web Extra: The Liberty Bell gets a wax job

Ken’s Korner Web Extra: The Liberty Bell  – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – July 2012 The iconic Liberty Bell in Philadelphia, an enduring symbol of American freedom dating to the colonial era, is getting a wax job. A group of preservation experts is coating the inside of the artifact to protect it from […]

Ken's Korner Web Extra: ‘Door of Paradise’ bound for museum

Ken’s Korner Web Extra: ‘Door of Paradise’ bound for museum – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – July 2012 The ‘Door of Paradise’ – the nickname given by Michelangelo to an 8-ton gilded bronze door beautifully crafted in the15th century by Italian artist Lorenzo Ghiberti – has been unveiled to the public after a 27-year restoration, […]

Ken's Korner Web Extra: Washington’s copy of Constitution sold

Ken’s Korner Web Extra: Washington’s copy of Constitution sold – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – July 2012 George Washington’s personal copies of the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights, housed in a book saying President of the United States on the cover and made just for the president in his first year of office, sold […]

Ken's Korner: Ancient Roman Ships Found in Deep Water

Ancient Roman ships found in deep water Two ancient Roman vessels dating to the third century have been found almost a mile deep off the coast of a small Greek island, an intriguing find because it challenges an accepted theory that ships from that time tended to hug coastal routes rather than risk the open sea. […]