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RARE BOOKS LIBRARY

With more than 1,000 antique and obscure titles available for digital download, the Arca Noctis rare books library is a fantastic resource for aficionados of more than a dozen bizarre topics. More >

DELVE DEEPER

If you crave a deeper understanding of histories, mysteries, fallacies and folklore of the exotic treasures Arca Noctis curates, visit the Cabinet's blog for articles on the odd, obscure and obscene. More >

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LATEST RESEARCH

Shrunken Heads

Shrunken Heads

There are few requests Arca Noctis gets more often than for authentic shrunken heads. While they are a Hollywood staple of freak shows, oddities shops and bazaars of the bizarre, they don’t come up for legitimate sale very often. Despite their rarity, most serious oddity dealers have come to know…
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The Black Orlov

The Black Orlov

Fabled gemstones have a special allure for treasure hunters. From the allegedly cursed Hope Diamond to the mysterious Black Orlov, these priceless stones often come with blood-soaked back stories that only heighten their appeal — and their asking price. The Orlov, in fact, inspired The Earl of Hell’s Waistcoat, a…
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Children's Cemetery

The Children’s Cemetery

What happens to our bodies after death is an ageless question that continues to pique the interest of modern man. In some ancient cultures, the living feared that the dead weren’t quite finished on earth. Stories of zombies, vampires, ghosts and worse permeate myth and folklore around the globe. Researchers…
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The Mary Celeste

The Mary Celeste

Ghost ships are a fantastic corner of maritime lore. Sailors love to tell tall tales of empty vessels, their crews mysteriously vanished, floating across the seven seas in search of final rest. Few such ships, however, have captivated a nation’s imagination than the phantom Mary Celeste. After setting sail from…
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