More than 50 new musical instruments from the ancient Egyptians were sold on eBay on Tuesday.
The auction for the instruments, which include an ostrich-like clay flute and a large cedar, went live in the country’s capital Cairo, with an asking price of $12,200.
The new items were created by the ancient Egyptian composer Djedef al-Bunjani, who also produced an array of musical instruments and musical instruments of various forms and sizes.
The auction was conducted by Egyptian auction house Khairat, which had the most auctions with more than 500 items on offer.
There were also some pieces from the Ancient Egyptian Museum and the Cairo Museum.
One of the new instruments is the large casket flute.
The instrument was made in the 8th century BC by Djedesh, who died in 830 BC.
It measures 30 inches (77 centimeters) long and 4.8 inches (10 centimeters) wide, and is composed of five pieces, one for each note.
The flute measures 8.25 inches (20 centimeters) in length.
Auctioneer Elham Aziz told The Wall St. Journal the flute is “very beautiful.”
The flutes size has been a topic of debate over the years, with some claiming they were too big.
Other items in the auction included a large stone obelisk and a set of “tongues” made of clay.
The flute comes from a burial site in Khartoum, the capital of Sudan.
The obelisks and tongue were found in the same site in 1922, and Egypt’s Antiquities Ministry announced they belonged to Djedes son, who was the king of Khartoush in the 12th century.
The obeliscopes and tongues were first discovered by Egyptologist, and antiquities expert, Ahmed Ayoub, in 2011.
Ayouk described the obelisses as being of a size of “up to 10 meters,” which is about the size of a large soccer field.
The Egyptian flutes came with the same inscription on the back, which was translated into English and published by the Museum of Ancient Egyptian Art in 2009.
It read, “This is the first time we have heard the inscription of this instrument.
We believe it to be a sacred instrument, and we pray that the Lord will grant us a blessed one to use it in the hereafter.”
The flutes are part of a collection that includes a musical instrument made by Djesh’s son, Djedese musician Djedeku, as well as pieces of musical instrument.