The Lost Chalice

The Lost Chalice : The Epic Hunt for a Priceless Masterpiece

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“A riveting story of tomb robbers and antiquities smugglers, high-stakes auctioneers and the princely chiefs of the world’s most prestigious museums….A terrific read, from start to finish.”
—James L. Swanson, New York Times bestselling author of Manhunt

 

An Oxford-trained archaeologist and award-winning journalist based in Rome, Vernon Silver brings usThe Lost Chalice, the electrifying true story of the race to secure a priceless, 2,500-year-old cup depicting the fall of Troy—a lost treasure crafted by Euphronios, an artist widely considered “the Leonardo Da Vinci of ancient Greece.” A gripping, real life mystery, The Lost Chalice gives readers a behind-the-scenes look at the inner workings of great museums and antiquities collections—exposing a world of greed, backstabbing, and double-dealing.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 344 pages
  • 149.86 x 233.68 x 33.02mm | 544.31g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations, colour illustrations
  • 0061558281
  • 9780061558283
  • 1,266,406

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