Sunday, December 7, 2008


Hi friends, as per the definition, any object may be classified as an antique if it is at least one hundred years old. Whenever we come across the word “antique, we think of ancient coins and sculptures which are the most common old objects we see in our day today life. India is a country which carries a very rich ancient cultural heritage with it and ancient Indian temples and sculptures are some of the richest ancient heritages of the world. Evaluating the value of an antique sculpture should be a real Herculean task even for an expert.

We can see number of ancient temples in India which were built way back before the birth of Jesus Christ. Apart from the main deity, which is the most important and most valuable idol placed inside the sanctum sanatorium, there are number of other small idols placed at different locations in side the temple. There is a great demand for Indian antiques in the world market and Indian Archaeological Department is taking necessary steps to prevent its theft and black marketing.

There are number of voluntary organizations, Government agencies and online communities which are working for preserving these ancient heritages all over the world. Among them I antique online, which is an online community for antique lovers of the world who are interested in collecting, buying and selling antiques. I think is the right place for dealing antiques and there is no doubt that the dealers will get the right price for their antiques. In this form it is a win-win situation for both buyer and seller.