Fake Egyptian Statue made in Shed to go on display

A council which was duped into paying £440,000 for a fake Egyptian statuette said that it hopes to put the sculpture on display in a local museum.

Bolton Council bought the 20-inch Princess Amarna in 2003 after it was authenticated as 3,300 years old by the Egyptology department at Christie’s and the British Museum.

In fact, the figurine of the granddaughter of King Tutankhamun was crafted by master forger Shaun Greenhalgh, 48, in his garden shed in just three weeks.

By Andrew Wilcox

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  1. I had a look at some of the gifts in the British Museum. They were very expensive and rather poor quality. Shaun could make a good living supplying better quality gifts.

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