A family in the UK was taken aback when they discovered their garden sculptures were ancient Egyptian antiquities worth millions of dollars. This came as a surprising revelation.
The family thought the two sphinx models in their lawn were a copy, not the genuine articrafts. They were shocked, however, to learn that the sculptures are genuine Ancient Egyptian antiquities valued PKR.45,410,415.
Out of curiosity, the family chose to value the sphinxes as it planned to relocate. They had no idea the sculptures were real relics at the time, this was a surprising revelation.
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An expert investigation indicated that the two moss-covered sculptures went back as long as 5,000 years. However, the family just used them as garden ornaments.
Despite the fact that the sculptures were in poor condition and needed to be restored and anchored with cement, they garnered widespread worldwide attention.
The family was caught aback by the escalating offers when they were ultimately put up for sale at Mander Auctioneers in Sudbury.
“We were contacted by a local family who were moving house and needed to dispose of stuff from their old garden, which did not fit their new home,” James Mander Metro.co.uk.
He went on to say that the bidding soon reached £100,000 before slowing down. Finally, the sculptures were sold for £195,000.