Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Not archaeology £13,000 for Egypt queen painting
A painting of an Egyptian queen by Howard Carter, the man who discovered the tomb of Tutankhamen, has sold at auction for £13,000.
The watercolour was left to owner Barbara Rampton 15 years ago but she did not realise its significance until she took it to a charity valuation.

The 1897 work had been hanging in a holiday cottage near Barmouth.