Tuesday, 25 January 2011
Egypt asks German museum for Nefertiti bust
The treasure has been in the possession of the museum since its discovery in 1912 by a German archaeologist. The exquisite bust underscores the ancient Egyptian's understanding of realistic facial proportions and in fact is credited with making Nefertiti famous world wide. It also sealed her renown as a great beauty and is one Egypt's most well known images.
Nefertiti, lived from 1370-1330 BC, was queen and wife to Pharaoh Amenhotep IV and mother-in-law to pharaoh Tutankhamun and had six known daughters.
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Egypt's antiquities chief says government asking Berlin to return Nefertiti bust
The Canadian Press
Egypt: Supreme Council of Antiquities asks German museum for Nefertiti bust
Egypt officially requests return of ancient Nefertiti bust