Classic artifacts from the original D&D and AD&D campaigns, along with some that have appeared in supplements or magazines and some that are brand new. Each artifact has a description, history, suggested campaign use, powers, and suggested means of destruction. Additional information is provided on Creating and Recharging magical items.
From the back cover:
"Incredible magic for all campaigns! The Book of Artifacts will help very adventure reach new plateaus of mystery, danger, and epic excitement. Within these pages is the most complete collection of legendary and obscure artifacts ever assembled for the AD&D 2nd Edition game."