The luggage in the hall of Ellis Island is a poignant reminder of approximately 12 million migrants who passed through this entry point for the United States in the hope of a better life. It contains the National Museum of Immigration as part of the National Park.
This week saw two major sales of ‘ancient art’ at Sotheby’s and Christie’s in New York. Combined with the two sales earlier in the summer, some $26.3 million worth of ancient art has been auctioned in 2015. This is roughly equivalent to 2014 with $26.8 million. There has been a steady decrease since 2010 ($133.8 million).