No Sale!

By sizemore Last edited 136 months ago
No Sale!
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If you were planning to pop along to Christie's thinking that a couple of beams from a tenth century mosque were just the thing you needed to compliment your new Ikea shelving units then we have some bad news:

Christie's auction house said on Monday that it had withdrawn the controversial auction of five wooden beams from the Great Mosque of Cordoba in southern Spain from Tuesday's sale in order to negotiate with the Spanish authorities. The Spanish government last month asked Britain to suspend the sale of the beams...

May we suggest a quick gander on Norway's version of eBay? There's always a good church burning going on over there so you may be lucky and get a slightly singed beam or two on the cheap.

Last Updated 04 April 2006