Talk:Antiquities

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clumsy first sentence[edit]

I've tried to improve the first sentence but it has been reverted. The sentence has a few serious problems-

  • 1 "nearly always used in the plural in this sense" is not true. "it is an antiquity" is normal usage (1.5 million results on google[1])
  • 2 "in this sense" comes before anyone knows what the sense is. It is poor writing.
  • 3 WP:REFERS The article is about antiquities, not "the term". Bhny (talk) 01:31, 20 June 2014 (UTC)

Illegal trading[edit]

This now retitled section was substandard and needed rewriting.

  1. The Getty bronze youth had a poor reference and was misplaced under forgeries
  2. There was no reference for the assertion about the kigano trade, which in any case is in forged antiques, not antiquities. A distinction between the two is made earlier in the article.
  3. The assertion about ISOL's activities was an unsubstantiated piece of journalism mostly based on supposition. By itself it did not prove a link between such trading and terrorism as a whole, as claimed. Mzilikazi1939 (talk) 10:28, 5 August 2015 (UTC)

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Collectors of antiquities[edit]

Needed: a category for collectors of antiquities, as opposed to Category:Antiquarians. Should be a subcategory of Category:Collectors. Could conceivably be construed as a subcategory of Category:Art collectors. 07:38, 7 November 2017 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by 121.45.117.23 (talk)