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$496,000: The amount (264,000 pounds) paid at Christie's auction house in London on Wednesday for a compass, watch and inscribed cigarette case owned by Lawrence of Arabia.

$30,000: The pre-sale estimate (16,000 pounds) for the three items, carried by the British officer, properly known as T.E. Lawrence, during the Arab Revolt against Turkish rule from 1916 to 1918.

1,100 miles: The distance Lawrence walked across Syria in three months in 1909, aged 21, in order to gain an insight into Arab life.

46: Lawrence's age when he died in a motorcycle accident in 1935.

222 minutes: The original running time of David Lean's epic 1962 biopic, "Lawrence of Arabia," starring Peter O'Toole and Omar Sharif.

7: The number of Oscars won by the film, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Music. The film was nominated for 10.

5: The film's ranking in a 1998 American Film Institute list of the all-time greatest movies.

1.66 meters: Lawrence's height (five feet five inches). Peter O'Toole stood 1.88m (six feet two inches).

Lawrence led the Arab Revolt in 1916.



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