March 17, 2006

Fake Egyptian antiquities

A 1 MILLION Egyptian statue has been removed from Bolton museum after staff discovered it was fake.

The exhibit, known as the Amarna Princess, was bought for 440,000 two years ago by council bosses who claimed it was worth 1 million.

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police's Arts and Antiques unit have taken the statue off display and launched an investigation.

Other exhibits have also been removed from a London Museum.

Read the rest here.

UPDATE: More from the BBC.

AND yet more from the Times of London.

Posted by David on March 17, 2006 9:24 PM


The Read the Rest link doesn't go to the article...might want to check it.

Posted by: Doug In Colorado on March 20, 2006 1:30 PM
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