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Egypt calls in Interpol to reclaim 3,000-year-old Tutankhamun artefact that was sold at a London auction for £4.75million

Tutankhamun is thought to have become a pharaoh at the age of nine and to have died about ten years later

  • Egypt have asked Interpol to 'issue a circular to trace' a 3,000-year-old relic
  • The quartz Tutankhamin artefact was sold for £4,746,250 earlier this month
  • But documents proving it left Egypt legally have not been provided, fueling speculation it may have been stolen from a temple complex in the 1970s 

The hunt is on for an ancient Tutankhamun artefact, that could have been stolen in the 1970s, after it was sold in London for $6 million.

Less than a week after the 3,000-year-old artefact was sold at Christie's auction house in London, Egypt's National Committee for Antiquities Repatriation (NCAR) asked Interpol to 'issue a circular to trace' it.

It has been alleged the relic is missing paperwork — which means it may have been stolen from the Karnak Temple complex just north of Luxor in the 1970s.

The 11-inch 'Boy King' statue was sold for £4,746,250 ($5,970,000 or €5,290,000) to an unknown buyer in early July.

Less than a week after the 3,000-year-old quartz artefact (pictured) was sold at Christie's auction house in London, Egypt's National Committee for Antiquities Repatriation (NCAR) asked Interpol to 'issue a circular to trace' it

Less than a week after the 3,000-year-old quartz artefact (pictured) was sold at Christie's auction house in London, Egypt's National Committee for Antiquities Repatriation (NCAR) asked Interpol to 'issue a circular to trace' it

The NCAR — headed by Minister of Antiquities Khaled El-Enany — also called upon Britain to 'prohibit the export of the sold artefacts' until Egyptian authorities were shown the documents.

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Comment by Sufferahsmusic Media Prod on July 10, 2019 at 11:57pm
The Egyptians are thieves the um are thieves .... want to claim i an i legacy as his
Comment by HandsomeMan on July 10, 2019 at 8:54pm
All England know is to.rape Africa. Steal everything..the biggest thief is the Queen
Comment by HandsomeMan on July 10, 2019 at 8:53pm
Hate us but stealing our statues
Comment by Nexus on July 9, 2019 at 6:08pm
Not surprised here, stealing was/is the norm for the British empire
Comment by S. Young on July 9, 2019 at 1:57pm
It never should've gone this far. Yes it was stolen and there's more where it came from!
Comment by vaughn mitchell on July 9, 2019 at 1:43pm
Of course it was stolen.

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