News about Albanian Collectibles
Divers find ancient amphoras off Albanian coast
TIRANA, Albania (AP) – A joint Albanian-American underwater archaeology project says it has found amphoras that are at least 2,500 years old in the Ionian Sea off the Albanian coast, which might yield an ancient shipwreck.
Albanian police seize over 1,000 stolen artworks, religious icons
TIRANA, Albania (AFP) – Albanian police on Wednesday seized more than 1,000 stolen icons and other religious works of art dating back to the 15th century. The icons, frescoes and other pieces of art were stolen from Orthodox churches in various towns across southern Albania and neighboring Macedonia, the Albanian ministry of culture said in […]
Wrecks, sunken treasures lie under Albania’s coastal waters
SARANDA, Albania (AP) – Descending beneath the waves, the cloudy first few meters quickly give way to clear waters and an astonishing sight – dozens, perhaps hundreds, of tightly packed ancient vases lie on the seabed, testament to some long-forgotten trader’s unfortunate voyage more than 1,600 years ago.
Museum-exhibited chess sets featured in ZQ Art auction Dec. 8
NEW YORK – ZQ Art will present a sale of select chess sets from a single-owner collection on Thursday, Dec. 8. The 40-lot sale contains a variety of 19th and 20th century sets from around the world, representing diverse cultures’ fascination and love of chess. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through […]