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Emancipation Proclamation Copy Sells for $2M

June 26, 2012
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One of the rare, original copies of the Emancipation Proclamation has sold at a New York auction for more than $2 million. The 1863 document signed by President Abraham Lincoln ordered all slaves to be freed in states then in rebellion.

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Ten Commandments Scroll on Display in New York

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AP (Dec. 15, 2011) — For a short time, the only copy on parchment of the Ten Commandments is going on display in New York. The scroll is some 2,000 years old.
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Patched and Improved Magna Carta Unveiled

Patched and Improved Magna Carta Unveiled

AP (Feb. 2, 2012) — The National Archives unveils its 715-year-old copy of Magna Carta after a conservation effort removed old patches and repaired weak spots in the English declaration of human rights that inspired the United States' founding documents.
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