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An Ancient Egyptian statue described as an “irreplaceable masterpiece” has now probably left the UK after its sale for nearly £16m by a British museum to a mysterious private collector, campaigners have said. The Government had put an export ban on the 4,500-year-old statue of Sekhemka, amid attempts in Egypt to crowdfund enough money to buy it.

Source: Ancient Egyptian statue of Sekhemka disappears into private collection in ‘moral crime against world heritage’

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Jeff Cooper

Jeff Cooper

CEO of African Spiritual Cinema

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