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Saturday, May 10, 2008

Schøyen Collection

The Schøyen Collection is up for sale. So, anyone with 70 million under your pillow, please give me a call. Baring that the collection seems most likely to end up in the Norwegian State Library.

P.S. I really don't know just how well informed that site is. Browsing idly I came across this curious statement:

"Many Turkic tribes began to infiltrate into Europe about the fifth century CE. The Magyars moved into what is now Finland; ..."

It's interesting to know that I'm a Turk. And that we actually nowadays live in Finland. Which reminds me of the famous Hungarian joke. We (Finno-Ugric tribes or whatever) all started off towards Europe. Those who could read the road-signs ended up in Finland. Those who could not ...

P.S.S. update thanks to Peter Wyzlic.


Blogger sdv said...

Interesting, so now you are a Turk and I am half Magyar.

10:26 pm  
Blogger Dan said...

Oh no! What shall become of the Martino Martini monster?

5:35 pm  
Blogger PDSz said...

haha, it seems that mi6 is not the first gov't agency to look up this kind of thing:

4:03 pm  

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