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Spain has gone to great lengths to preserve her written history. The Archive of the Indies, in Seville, is one of its most important repositories. Forty thousand bundles of preserved and guarded documents- 50 million pages- reveal the history of Spain’s expansion into the Americas and 400 years of Colonial rule there, as well as the fate of a single…Continue
Added by Sadigh Gallery on March 25, 2011 at 2:18pm — No Comments
Perhaps crossing a land bridge during the glacial period or perhaps by boats across the strait or from island to island, it is believed that the first peoples who came to the Americas were from Asia around 10,000 to 20,000 years before Columbus sailed to the Western Hemisphere. These first people, whom we now call American Indians, wandered the land hunting and fishing and, after many generations in America, developed new ways of living.…Continue
Added by Sadigh Gallery on March 24, 2011 at 12:21pm — No Comments
Many types of small antiquities are of increasing interest, whether it is ancient jewelry per se or artifacts that may be incorporated with contemporary wearables. The latter has been practiced since ancient times, when heirlooms such as coins were recycled by mounting them as pendants.
In contrast to those who sell ethnographic material the antiquities market has always been much more limited and difficult to penetrate. Sadigh Gallery Ancient Art is a family business,…Continue
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