This letter on the theory of gravitation was sent by Albert Einstein in 1928 from Berlin to a fellow mathematician.
It had been written during one of the “most exciting periods of Einstein’s scientific career,” while he was working on one of the major scientific breakthroughs of the last century, revealed the auction house , Winner.
Winner boss Gal Wiener told AFP that the letter reveals the complex nature of the great scientist.
Other prizes, including letters, autographs and photographs of the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1921, were sold for several thousand dollars.
World: a letter from Albert Einstein sold for $ 100,000 (photos)The sum, though huge, is nothing compared to a handwritten letter from Einstein on happiness sold for $ 1.56 million in October 2017. Originally, the value of this manuscript was estimated to be between $ 5,000 and $ 8,000. The auction of this treasure also took place in Jerusalem.
Born in Germany, Einstein was a non-resident governor of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem until his death in 1955.