Inspected by the British Museum and sold through Christie’s, the Amarna Princess was one of only three known examples of the period.
Per-Ankh: Ancient Egypt
The ancient Egypt statue from Bolton
The ancient Egypt statue from Bolton
The ancient Egypt statue from Bolton

THEY must have thought they had a bargain: a £1 million artefact carved 3,300 years ago by Ancient Egyptian artisans for just £440,000. Inspected by the British Museum and sold through Christie’s, the Amarna Princess was one of only three known examples of the period.

THEY must have thought they had a bargain: a £1 million artefact carved 3,300 years ago by Ancient Egyptian artisans for just £440,000. Inspected by the British Museum and sold through Christie’s, the Amarna Princess was one of only three known examples of the period.

The reason for the knock-down price? Its mysterious owners wanted the piece to remain in Bolton. But a police inquiry now suggests that the alabaster sculpture has less to do with Ancient Egypt and more to do with Bolton circa 2003.

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