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Magna Carta Sold For $21.3M

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A 710-year-old copy of the declaration of human rights known as the Magna Carta _ the version that became part of English law _ was auctioned Tuesday for $21.3 million, a Sotheby's spokeswoman said.

The document, which had been expected to draw bids of $30 million or higher, was bought by David Rubenstein of The Carlyle Group, a private equity firm, the spokeswoman said.