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Einstein's Manuscript on Theory of Relativity Sells for Over $15 Million - Christie's

© REUTERS / ANTONY PAONEThe Einstein-Besso manuscript, a 54-page working manuscript written jointly by Albert Einstein and Michele Besso between June 1913 and early 1914, which documents a crucial stage in the development of the general theory of relativity, is displayed at Christie's auction house in Paris, France, November 22, 2021
The Einstein-Besso manuscript, a 54-page working manuscript written jointly by Albert Einstein and Michele Besso between June 1913 and early 1914, which documents a crucial stage in the development of the general theory of relativity, is displayed at Christie's auction house in Paris, France, November 22, 2021 - Sputnik International, 1920, 24.11.2021
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MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Albert Einstein's manuscript on the theory of relativity, written together with his colleague Michele Besso, was sold at the Christie's auction in Paris for 13.3 million euros (around $15 million), Christie's auction house said.
The manuscript is 54 pages long and was written between June 1913 and early 1914. According to Christie's, it is "often described as the most beautiful theory in physics, and one of the single most important ideas in modern science."
It is one of the two only surviving manuscripts written by the physicist and provides an insight into how the scientist's mind worked, the auction house said.
Initially, it was estimated that the manuscript would sell for around  2 to 3 million euros. In 2018, Einstein's God letter was sold for $2.9 million and in 2017, the physicist's letter about the secret of happiness was sold for $1.56 million.
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