The Lost Chalice: The Real-Life Chase for One of the World’s Rarest Masterpieces—a Priceless 2,500-Year-O by Vernon SilverThe Lost Chalice: The Real-Life Chase for One of the World’s Rarest Masterpieces—a Priceless 2,500-Year-O by Vernon Silver

The Lost Chalice: The Real-Life Chase for One of the World’s Rarest Masterpieces—a…

byVernon Silver

Paperback | June 29, 2010

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“A riveting story of tomb robbers and antiquities smugglers, high-stakes auctioneers and the princely chiefs of the world’s most prestigious museums….A terrific read, from start to finish.”
—James L. Swanson, New York Times bestselling author of Manhunt<_o3a_p>

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An Oxford-trained archaeologist and award-winning journalist based in Rome, Vernon Silver brings us The Lost Chalice, the electrifying true story of the race to secure a priceless, 2,500-year-old cup depicting the fall of Troy—a lost treasure crafted by Euphronios, an artist widely considered “the Leonardo Da Vinci of ancient Greece.” A gripping, real life mystery, The Lost Chalice gives readers a behind-the-scenes look at the inner workings of great museums and antiquities collections—exposing a world of greed, backstabbing, and double-dealing. <_o3a_p>

Vernon Silver's distinguished reporting on art and culture has appeared in theNew York Times, theBoston Globe,Spymagazine, and other publications. An Oxford-trained archaeologist and award-winning journalist, he studied Egyptology at the American University in Cairo and is a senior writer at Bloomberg News in Rome.
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Title:The Lost Chalice: The Real-Life Chase for One of the World&#8217;s Rarest Masterpieces&#8212;a…Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.81 inPublished:June 29, 2010Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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“In his brilliant The Lost Chalice, Vernon Silver has gone far beyond merely slicing open the Gordion knot obscuring the world-famous ancient Greek chalices made by Euphronious, the Leonardo of the sixth century BC, he has patiently untied that knot in a spine-tingling read.” (Thomas Hoving, former director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and author of Making the Mummies Dance)