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Taking Care of Your Ancient
If you’ve decided to buy an ancient artifact, you’ll likely need to learn
how to take care of it so it stays in excellent condition for a very long
time. These antiquities can become family heirlooms, pieces of
history to be passed down to your children. Here are a few tips on
taking care of your ancient artifacts.
Store in a Safe Place
Ancient items, no matter how well preserved, are generally fragile.
Even carved stone can chip or break if dropped. Thus, it’s best to keep
your artifacts someplace where they will not get bumped or knocked
over. We suggest putting them on a solid surface away from foot traf-
ﬁc, young children, and pets, or perhaps even in a glass display case.
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If the item is particularly valuable, you may want to invest in a case
that can be locked for security purposes.
Some ancient objects can be damaged by excessive heat or cold. For-
tunately most homes today stay at a fairly consistent temperature, but
there are some things to keep in mind. Don’t put your artifacts right in
front of an air conditioner or heater vent; the close proximity to the
extreme temperature could damage it.
Like temperature, this is not usually a huge issue in modern homes.
However, it can be tempting to decorate your bathroom with an an-
cient artifact or two. While it may look very nice, it’s important to re-
member that splashing water and accumulated moisture (such as
shower steam) could cause damage to your artifact. If you must have
an artifact near a sink or in your bathroom, you could try placing it in
a mini display case or shadow box to protect them from moisture and
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