PHOTO | A watch found under the ruins of Hiroshima sold for more than $30.000

Photo: Screenshot/Ar-Ar Auction

A watch that melted during the bombing of Hiroshima, Japan in 1945 has sold at auction for more than $31.000.

According to the auction house "Ar-Ar Auction" from Boston, the clock stopped at the moment the atomic bomb was detonated over the Japanese city at 8.15:XNUMX a.m., during the final days of World War II.

The winning bid at the auction, which ended Thursday, was $31.113, and the buyer chose to remain anonymous. reports the news agency "Associated Press".

According to the auction house, the watch was found by a British soldier in the ruins of Hiroshima and sold along with other historically significant items.

"We hope that this museum-quality display will remain a poignant educational symbol, serving not only to remind us of the victims of war, but also to highlight the deep, destructive capacities that humanity must strive to avoid." This wristwatch, for example, marks the exact moment in time when history changed forever," said Bobby Livingston, AR Auctions Executive Vice President.

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