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Tutankhamun Relic Sells For $6 Million In London Despite Egyptian Outcry

Friday, July 5, 2019, 8:43 PM

A 3,000-year-old quartzite head of Egyptian "Boy King" Tutankhamun was auctioned off for $6 million Thursday in London despite a fierce outcry from Cairo. Christie's auction house sold the 28.5-centimetre(11-inch) relic for 4,746,250 pounds($5,970,000, 5,290,000 euros) at one of its most controversial auctions in years. No information about the buyer was disclosed. But angry Egyptian officials wanted Thursday's sale halted and the treasure returned.