3,000 year old Tutankhamun bust sells for £4.7m

Last Updated: Jul 05 2019 16:40
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A 3,000 year old Tutankhamun bust has been sold for £4.7m ($6m) at an auction organized by auction house Christie.

Egypt claims the bust of the ancient boy king was stolen from an Egyptian temple during the 1970s. The authorities even called for the auction to be cancelled but Christie’s went ahead saying the object was never under any investigation.

Christie's also published a chronology of the relic's owners for the past 50 years. The auction house also said that the bust had been on display for a number of years.

Tutankhamun died over 3,000 years ago aged 19. His remains were found in 1922.