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A long-lost King Henry VIII tapestry may have been found in an NYC rug gallery

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Rebecca Fontana

It’s like the jackpot for antique hunters. Back in the 16th century, King Henry III had 10 tapestries worth tens of millions of dollars. (He clearly didn’t skimp on home decor.) But they all mysteriously disappeared…until now. Maybe.

In Manhattan’s Persian Gallery, a tapestry was found that’s believed to be one of the missing ones. It matches the size and theme–Julius Caesar’s life—of Henry III’s art. It was originally discovered by a Cambridge professor, who saw a photo of the tapestry online. Next, it will be tested at the Institute of Digital Archeology to see if it’s the real deal. See, digging through the racks at vintage stores is really worth it sometimes!

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