Christie’s auction house in London revealed that Tutankhamun statue’s sale will include marble heads date back to ancient Rome.
Moreover, it will comprise bronze Egyptian cat statue and painted wooden Egyptian coffin.
The sale of the 3,000-year-bust of the Egyptian most famous king will take place on July 4th and worth at least £4 million.
According to Christie’s, the bust dates back to 1960s and it was a part of the collection of Prince Wilhelm von Thurn und Taxis, a German collector.
After that, it passed through the hands of dealers and in 1985, the current owners bought it.
On his part, the Egyptian Archaeologist Dr. Zahi Hawass stressed that some one stole the statue from Karnak Temple in Luxor”.
“Christie’s has no proof of the bust’s possession,” he added.
In the meantime, the Antiquities Ministry is investigating the bust’s planned sale and preparing to take the required legal measures in coordination with the Foreign Ministry.