In 1922, King Tut’s tomb was a modern day discovery that shocked the world and brought into clear sight the beautiful and priceless artifacts created over 3,200 years ago. Fascinating would be an understatement in describing the entire process and excavation. Howard Carter was financed heavily to undergo what would be one of the most priceless discoveries in contemporary times of the early 1900’s.
When making the actual discovery of the tomb, and subsequently the sarcophagus, there was also a discovery that the tomb had been robbed. In fact, it is a strong possibility that two robberies occurred during the 18th dynasty; this being the time period of King Tutankhamun. In one sense it was not a terrible result since the more intricate and prestigious relics were yet to be discovered. One reason for this is the immense weight of the objects enclosing the actual mummy of King Tut and the sarcophagus.
With amazement and anticipation, the outcome of the entire dig proved to be one for the record books. Once all of the preparations were done and careful planning completed, the work moved forward to carefully and painstakingly. With such enormous amounts of time being used to ensure a successful and non-damaging approach, the patience of Carter and his team must have been truly tested. Apparently, it was the professionalism of Howard Carter that truly preserved the precious items being pulled out of the tomb.
For the most part, river transportation was used to move the artifacts with the train being used on one occasion due to the weight and significance of the pieces. An armed guard was part of the protective measure utilized for such a magnificent discovery. Sheer and utter elation was felt throughout the 10 year process of removing and having each piece catalogued. A tremendous amount of photographic evidence was created to help preserve the initial experience.
Imagine the feelings and emotions being felt by Howard Carter and his team on that first day of discovery. Little did they know at the time how much gold was used and jewelry items that were created to honor this young man for centuries to come. Today, this collection can be seen in Cairo as a complete piece of history ready for a contemporary time to receive in awe.
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- Valley of the Kings – Egypt, Africa (place2visit.wordpress.com)
- Today in History: King Tut’s tomb unsealed (boston.com)
For the luxury jewelry shopper, it may not be a first consideration to drop by a pawn shop for a look at some high-end jewelry, watches, and other fine pieces. The mere thought of going to such an establishment may not settle well. This could be a very costly mistake to give heed to such notions. Remember the saying, “…no stone left unturned…”, and consider what surprise awaits for those with patience and give due diligence to the idea.
The pawn shop industry has gone to great lengths to improve the public perception to help attract those who can afford the more precious jewelry and other high-end items not typically found at a pawn broker. Some of the brand names that you can expect to find include, but are not limited to, Cartier, Rolex, Tiffany, and Polanti. Luxury watches are some of the most popular items of high-end products in these unbelievable inventories. Not only will they sell gold, jewelry and other precious items, they will also buy gold and other jewelry from customers.
Gold rings, bracelets, and watches will absolutely amaze the most difficult to please clients. Those who can afford the finer things in life, and this includes jewelry and watches, can certainly find exactly what they have been searching for at one of these pawn shops. Surprised? If this surprises you, then wait until your eyes feast on other large ticket items. Are you in the market for some truly remarkable instruments or vehicles? That is right, you can find some of these at a high-end pawn shop.
Located in Boca Raton, Dallas, Hollywood, and other large metropolitan or resort areas, these amazing stores can supply any clientele with some astounding choices and provide tremendous savings as well. So, give a second, third or even a fourth look at your local pawn shop. The opportunity and experience will likely cause you to gain a whole and completely different outlook on what they will do to get your business.
There is more to the whole reality Pawn Star and Cajun Pawn Stars series than meets the eye. The camera can show just so much of what the actual shop has available. Viewers may even wonder if they really sell or pawn gold, jewelry, or any of the other typical items found in pawn shops across the country. A true and incredible fact about the newest location for a hit series in Alexandria, LA is a shop that is actually called Silver Dollar Pawn and Jewelry Center and houses some 20,000 square feet of museum quality items. The impressive size and uniqueness of the items pawned or bought help it to reach a level few pawn shops across the country can come close to matching. Whether it is a tour bus or a group of school children taking a tour for some “educational” field trip, the place is a real site to see.
Although the program is in its infant stages, it has received a lot of attention from the cable crowd. A response that was hoping to be stupendous reached outrageous numbers of viewers. The hope was obviously that another pawn shop reality show would grab a demographic that may not have been reached with the original Pawn Stars group; indeed, this appears to be the case.
Was it a gamble? Everything is a gamble to some extent, but this seemed to be a safe bet for succeeding. The down-to-earth attitudes and somewhat comical crew seems to hit it off well with viewership. How long this will last is anyone’s guess. As in most reality television shows, the kind of characters and their appeal will go a long ways to determining success or miserable outcomes.
At any rate, the experience one can expect if you happen to be in the neighborhood of the Cajun Pawn Stars is one of surprise and amazement. Seeing a small portion of the actual pawn shop on the television screen pales in comparison to what will be up close and personal when visiting the huge shop. Be prepared to feel the rush and excitement of being part of another Pawn Star experience.
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