A painting by Italian artist Cimabue, believed to have been made around 1280, was discovered in the kitchen of a woman's home in the French town of Compiègne. An auctioneer inspecting the property encouraged the woman to have the painting assessed and the work is now expected to sell for about 4-6 millions euros at auction.
A bust of a young King Tutankhamun sold for £4.7 million at a Christie’s auction on 4th July 2019, despite protests from Cairo that the relic may have been stolen. Egypt has long demanded the return of artifacts taken by archaeologists and imperial adventurers.