Egyptian statue sells for £16m

A 4,000-year-old Egyptian statue has sold for £15.76m at an auction in London.

Northampton Borough Council decided to sell the Sekhemka limestone statue to help fund a multi-million pound extension to Northampton Museum and Art Gallery.

The decision to sell the stature has angered some people including the Egyptian ambassador to Britain who said the council should have handed the statue back if it did not want it.

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