Selling The Best Jewelry Collection Of The 11Th Century Online

2021-02-26   |   by CusiGO

The civil war broke out in the caliph of Cordoba in 1009 and lasted for more than 20 years. Armed conflict between two factions fighting for power in the southern peninsula led to the downfall of Caliph Hisham II and the split of Andalus into many tafas. Political instability spread, and fear spread among the residents. So, according to experts’ hypothesis, a wealthy Jew buried a spectacular dowry in today’s city of Baena (Cordoba). A thousand years later, a social media photo appeared on the trail of the national police force under the military government of Andalusia. According to Alberto canto, an archaeology professor and expert at the Autonomous University of Madrid, the result was the seizure of “the best jewelry collection of the 11th century” last year They advise agents to retrieve the so-called treasure from bitter gourd. Since yesterday, the Cordoba Archaeological Museum has been able to enjoy the building.

Amaquila’s treasure is a set of 623 11th century Andalusian jewels, including 98 gold-plated pieces of gold, silver and silver. Among these gold and silver products are four wrist and ankle bracelets, with a bird like head at the end, and an exquisite satellite in a gold ring. In addition, there are 14 quartz and rock crystal beads, 4 Pink Coral Beads, 31 glass paste beads of different colors and 476 irregular pearls or jewelry. “It’s in overall good condition, especially one year after the restoration by experts at the Cordoba Museum,” said the Andalusian Commission, which has invested 15000 euros to recover the jewelry.

Canto, one of the world’s greatest experts in Andalusia and a researcher in Medina Azahara, said: “it’s just spectacular. I’ve never seen anything like this. We don’t know who hid it, and we don’t know whose it is, because it doesn’t have coins, but it must be Jewish property, because there are David’s stars in the debris. It looks more like the bride’s dowry, because it includes a lot of pieces hanging on the vest

However, professors and University researchers believe that the whole plan is incomplete because the numismatics section did not appear. “All the Umayyad treasures include coins, which proves that in this case they have been sold, because this type of item is easy to export, not jewelry. No antique dealer or collector will buy it, because without coins, it is difficult to accurately determine when he was buried. But I prefer the early 11th century. ”

According to consultants, the treasures are buried in a bag or pottery. That’s why all the pieces are dirty and have mud, which means that they don’t belong to any particular collection and have only recently been excavated. Police investigations began in the cities of Cordoba in Lucena, Luke and Bana and eventually found the treasure on an industrial ship. His possessor took the police to a farm in Bena, where he claimed to have found him.

However, according to the source of the consultation, his statement seems to be inconsistent. In fact, because archaeologists did not believe that the location they identified was correct, no excavation was carried out to determine whether other objects had been abandoned or forgotten.

The national police source explained that “an archaeologist in the city of Cordoba found several photos on social media that may have archaeological value.”. As a result, police investigators succeeded in “identifying one person, which in turn facilitated [the middleman] identifying another person in connection with the part holder.”. After the latter was discovered, “it was intended to hand over the Treasury to the Bena City Council”, but eventually did so in the Andalusian Commission, especially the delegation of Cordoba province. From there to the museum. The police stressed that their investigation was only to “prevent these parts from becoming part of the illegal trade”.

Maria Dolores Benner, director of the Archaeological Museum of Cordoba, emphasized the restoration work, including the most advanced technology (laser technology) to restore its original appearance. From this Thursday to June 6, it will be on display in a temporary exhibition, but when it is finished, it will be transferred to the permanent collection of the center. “It’s one of the best jewels we have. Hexagons are unique. There’s nothing more valuable than that, “said the curator of a museum with more than 35000 records, each of which can contain up to 500.