The statue was valued at £15,000 to £25,000, but was sold for £35,000.
Catfish once dominated the icons of the pharaohs on the banks of the Nile.
Ancient Egypt’s Middle Kingdom witnessed a period of great prosperity. The Middle Kingdom comprises the 11th,12th, and 13th Dynasties.
The Supreme Committee of the Egyptian French Center for the Study of the Temples of Karnak in Luxor has concluded its meetings to examine the works that have been accomplished during the 2020/2021 season at the temples.
A number of stone, pottery and wooden coffins were also found, some of which had mummies which were uncovered in good condition.
The Ministry of Antiquities inaugurated the first royal cemetery dates back to the Middle Kingdom at the pyramid of Senusert II known as El-Lahun Pyramid located at Fayoum governorate.
Among the pieces held for sale is an ancient Egyptian statue, a basalt figure of a man, dating back to the Middle Kingdom, circa late 12th -13th dynasty.
The archaeological mission working in the archaeological site of al-Khalwa area, Fayoum, has uncovered a burial well, located to the east of the Prince Waji’s tomb.
About 70 foreign missions will begin working in the upcoming weeks on different archaeological sites in Luxor.
A cemetery of Amun-Re’s goldsmith, Amenemhat (Kampp 390), dating back to the 18thdynasty, along with a Middle Kingdom burial shaft for a family was discovered