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Collector Amasses Everything from Dinosaur Egg to Capone’s Car

Image: A combination picture shows items collected by Italian collector Domenico Agostinelli, displayed in his museum in Dragona
A combination picture shows items collected by Italian collector Domenico Agostinelli, displayed in his museum in Dragona, near Rome. TONY GENTILE / Reuters

Lifetime collector Domenico Agostinelli, 74, proclaims himself a “guardian of time.” Over the last 60 years, he has collected everything from works of art to everyday objects of the past and present. In the combination photo above, various items from his collection at the Museum of Domenico Agostinelli in Dragona, near Rome are displayed in antique frames.

His collection includes a 65-million-year-old dinosaur egg, meteor fragments, a car that once belonged to American mob boss Al Capone, a lock of hair of Italian national hero Giuseppe Garibaldi, toys, weapons, musical instruments of all kinds and many more.

—Tony Gentile, Reuters

Image: Italian collector Domenico Agostinelli works in his museum in Dragona
Italian collector Domenico Agostinelli works in his museum in Dragona, near Rome Nov. 4. TONY GENTILE / Reuters