AN Egyptian relic dug up in a Derby back garden has been valued at £10,000.
The owner of the item, a stone bust shaped as a pharaoh, appeared on the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow where the item was valued by antiques expert Henry Sandon.
Asked how he came across the item, the owner, who did not want to be identified, said: “I was doing some gardening when I hit it with my spade.
“I’m just glad I didn’t do too much damage to it.”
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He did not know how the relic came to be in his back garden.
Mr Sandon said the bust originated from around 1700BC to 1750BC.
He added: “It is absolutely beautifully made. It possibly did have a beard and a nose and over time these have fallen off.