The Toledo Museum of Art sold 66 antiques, which included some from Egypt, Greece, and Italy, and has said the money will go to buying new exhibits. Two of the items were not sold because the minimum bid was not reached. After the auction in New York, the Toledo Museum raised $1.2 million dollars. The auction wasn’t greatly appreciated, though, and there were protests in Cyprus and Egypt to try and stop it. They wanted the sale to stop so that the items from Egypt would return to Egypt and items from Cyprus would be kept by the museum. Archaeologist Joan Connelly also was displeased with the auctions. According to the Toledo Blade, she said that the items were what inspired her to be an archaeologist and that it sickened her that they wouldn’t be there to inspire others.

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