This Jordanian has collected over 25,000 antiques
He's amassed them over 63 years
turning his home into a tribute to the region's past
(SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) ANTIQUE COLLECTOR, SAMIR DEHAYS, SAYING:"Every piece tells a story, a chapter from history. I have received many tempting offers to sell some of these items but have refused. I hope this museum will remain as it is."
Dehays has spent huge sums of money
snapping up trinkets from auctions and specialists
(SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) ANTIQUE COLLECTOR, SAMIR DEHAYS, SAYING:"I do not have any specific figurers but you can say that I spent hundreds of thousands of Jordanian Dinars. I used to deprive myself of things in order to buy antiques."