Why the Obsession with Antiquities and Ancient Artifacts?
By Pascale Saliba | | No Comments | Coin Collecting, rare coins
Starting in the late 15th or early 16th century, people began the now-centuries-old obsession with collecting things from the past. The first archaeologists hailed from Europe, fueled by the Humanism movement and a newfound interest of knowing about past civilizations. Since then, collectors have gone to the depths of the ocean and unearthed ancient tombs. […]