“A 4,000-year-old Egyptian statue will be sold by Northampton’s museums service, a council has decided.
The statue of Sekhemka, owned by Conservative-run Northampton Borough Council, dates from 2400 BC.
Some local people opposed the sale, claiming it could lead to the council being discredited by the Museums Association.
After a public consultation, the council said any sale money would be re-invested in other heritage services.
The council said 173 people took part in the consultation and 71% wanted the money reinvested in the town’s museum and art gallery” – via BBC News.
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