Store in a Safe Place
Ancient items, no matter how well preserved, are generally fragile. Even carved stone can chip or break if dropped. Thus, it’s best to keep your artifacts someplace where they will not get bumped or knocked over. We suggest putting them on a solid surface away from foot traffic, young children, and pets, or perhaps even in a glass display case. If the item is particularly valuable, you may want to invest in a case that can be locked for security purposes.
Some ancient objects can be damaged by excessive heat or cold. Fortunately most homes today stay at a fairly consistent temperature, but there are some things to keep in mind. Don’t put your artifacts right in front of an air conditioner or heater vent; the close proximity to the extreme temperature could damage it.
Like temperature, this is not usually a huge issue in modern homes. However, it can be tempting to decorate your bathroom with an ancient artifact or two. While it may look very nice, it’s important to remember that splashing water and accumulated moisture (such as shower steam) could cause damage to your artifact. If you must have an artifact near a sink or in your bathroom, you could try placing it in a mini display case or shadow box to protect them from moisture and spills.