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NAPOLEON’S DEATH MASK IS UP FOR SALE

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(FoxNews) – A mysterious bronze death mask of French Emperor Napoleon
(above) offers a macabre glimpse into his death in exile on the remote Atlantic island of St. Helena.     

The mask was cast from a mold taken shortly after Napoleon’s death, according
to New Orleans gallery M.S. Rau Antiques, which is selling the artifact for 
$34,500. Napoleon, who had been exiled to the
British territory of St. Helena following his defeat in the Battle of Waterloo, died on May 5, 1821. The 250th
anniversary of Napoleon’s birth is August 15.


      
      
      
     

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‘’THE FIRST OVAL OFFICE’’ GOES ON DISPLAY

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(FoxNews) – A stunning artifact from the Revolutionary War – General George Washington’s field tent – will go on display when the Museum of the American
Revolution opens its doors in April.

Dubbed “the first Oval Office,” the canvas tent will be the cornerstone of the Philadelphia-based Museum’s collection of approximately 3,000 Revolutionary
War-era artifacts.

The museum’s opening on April 19 will be the first time in decades that the tent
has been on public display.

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