'King Tut' Bust Auctioned For $6 Million Over Egyptian Protests
Friday, 5 July 2019 A 3,000-year-old quartzite head of Egyptian “Boy King” Tutankhamen was auctioned off for $6 million Thursday in London despite a fierce outcry from Cairo, the South China Morning Post reported. Christie’s auction house sold the 28.5-centimeter (11-inch) relic for £4,746,250 (US$6 million) at one of its most controversial auctions in years. No information about the buyer was disclosed. The famous pharaoh’s finely-chiseled face – its calm eyes and puffed lips emoting a sense of eternal peace – came from the private Resandro Collection of ancient art Christie’s last parceled off for £3 million ($3.76 million) in 2016. But angry Egyptian officials wanted Thursday’s sale halted and the treasure...
A bust of a young King Tutankhamun sold for £4.7 million at a Christie’s auction on 4th July 2019, despite protests from Cairo that the relic may have been stolen. Egypt has long demanded the return of artifacts taken by archaeologists and imperial adventurers.
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