Thursday 27 November 2014

Egypt in Essex

What is it about Essex that ancient Egyptian sarcophagi keep turning up there? In September a 3,000-year-old sarcophagus lid found in a house in Bradwell-on-Sea sold at auction in Cambridgeshire for £12,000, four times its estimate of £3,000. The one shown here was found in a house clearance in Colchester by auctioneer Mark Stacey. It is thought to have been in the owner's family for about 60 years and may have been acquired after a museum closed down. Reeman Dansie Auctioneers in Colchester sold it for £13,500 (CLICK).


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