Category Archives: Misc

Ken's Korner: Mural dates Mayas to about 100 B.C.

Ken’s Korner: Mural dates Mayas to about 100 B.C. – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – February 2006 Archaeologists digging at a pyramid site called San Bartolo in Guatemala have found a mural that dates to around 100 B.C. That’s about 600 years before scholars believed the “Classic” Maya society flourished. The mural depicts the writing, […]

Ken's Korner: Stolen Hollywood scripts found in run-down house

Ken’s Korner: Stolen Hollywood scripts found in run-down house – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – February 2006 A trove of Hollywood memorabilia — including original manuscripts from movies like [amazon_link id=”B00003CX9E” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Citizen Kane[/amazon_link], [amazon_link id=”B007XF4J70″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Casablanca[/amazon_link] and [amazon_link id=”B005JZBP8W” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]My Fair Lady[/amazon_link], were found by police at […]

Ken's Korner: Katrina turns important wine collection to vinegar

Ken’s Korner: Katrina turns important wine collection to vinegar – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – February 2006 When the electricity went off at Brennan’s Restaurant in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina, it was the beginning of the end for one of the largest wine collections in the world. The wine cellar at Brennan’s, normally kept […]

Ken's Korner: Better conservation of artifacts needed: study

Ken’s Korner: Better conservation of artifacts needed: study – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – February 2006 Shabby storage is causing millions of rare artifacts in museums and libraries across the U.S. to disintegrate, according to a study conducted by the Heritage Preservation and the Institute of Museum and Library Sciences. The report looked at conditions […]

Ken's Korner: Book examines ads from the heady ‘80s

Ken’s Korner: Book examines ads from the heady ‘80s – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – February 2006 A book titled “[amazon_link id=”B0037KMYLI” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]80s: All American Ads[/amazon_link]” (Taschen, $39.99) is a pop-culture history course for people too young to know what a Sony BetaMax or electric typewriter are, or are old enough to […]

Ken's Korner: Find just may be the oldest known church

Ken’s Korner: Find just may be the oldest known church – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – February 2006 Archaeologists working at a site inside a maximum-security prison in Israel have unearthed what may be the oldest church ever discovered. The church dates from the middle of the third century to the early fourth century. The […]

Ken's Korner: D-Day Museum, looted during Katrina, reopens

Ken’s Korner: D-Day Museum, looted during Katrina, reopens – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – February 2006 The D-Day Museum in New Orleans was not affected much by Hurricane Katrina, as it was located downtown, in relatively higher ground than many other parts of the city. But in the storm’s aftermath, the museum sustained about $300,000 […]

Ken's Korner: Italy seeks return of pilfered artifacts

Ken’s Korner: Italy seeks return of pilfered artifacts – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – February 2006 Italy has begun receiving artwork from the Getty Museum in Los Angeles following a scandal that forced the Getty’s former curator, Marion True, into exile in France, where she is awaiting trial. True is accused of buying more than […]

Ken's Korner: Keno brothers get Humanities medal

Ken’s Korner: Keno brothers get Humanities medal – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – February 2006 At a recent White House ceremony, noted antiques experts Leigh and Leslie Keno were awarded the National Humanities Medal by President Bush. The Keno brothers were two of eleven Americans who were given the award, first presented in 1989 as […]

Ken's Korner: Tree rings prove that cabin wasn’t Lincoln’s

Ken’s Korner: Tree rings prove that cabin wasn’t Lincoln’s – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – February 2006 Not long go, the National Park Service enlisted the University of Tennessee’s Laboratory of Tree-Ring Science in Knoxville to determine the age of its “traditional Lincoln birthplace cabin” — a humble structure in Hodgenville, Ky., said to be […]