Tutankhamun Statue – level 3

24-07-2019 07:00

An over 3,000-year-old statue resembling the pharaoh Tutankhamun sold for nearly $6 million at a London auction to an unidentified buyer.

The 28-centimetre statue sold despite protests from the Egyptian embassy in London, which claimed that someone stole the statue from an Egyptian temple decades ago. The auction house said that it carefully checked the object’s legal title and that the embassy said nothing before, even though the statue was shown in public for years.

Difficult words: resemble (look like), temple (a religious place which people build for a god or gods), legal title (legal ownership – proof that the person who has an object did not steal it).

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