Is being old or ancient just a matter of carbon-14? Questionable as it is, we are not sure: we think that the age of an object is mostly a state of our mind, something typically in the eye of the beholder.
It doesn’t happen every day but occasionally one runs into things that no one in the past ever bothered to make, busy as our ancestors were with all those countless works of art intended for today’s museums and galleries – but someone might as well have. Let’s call those the “unborn antiquities”: haven’t you ever yielded to the temptation of carving, painting, drawing, or anyway contriving one yourself?
Guilty as charged, your Honor, we did. In this section you may find irrefutable evidence of that 😉
illustrations and engravings of the past
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