The Lost Chalice (Paperback)

The Real-Life Chase for One of the World’s Rarest Masterpieces—a Priceless 2,500-Year-Old Artifact Depicting the Fall of Troy

By Vernon Silver

William Morrow Paperbacks, 9780061558290, 352pp.

Publication Date: June 29, 2010

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Description

“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

 

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.



About the Author

Vernon Silver's distinguished reporting on art and culture has appeared in the New York Times, the Boston Globe, Spy magazine, 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.