Famed Nefertiti bust a fake

Published on May 5th, 2009 | by Admin


The famous bust of Queen Nefertiti in Berlin’s Altes Museum that was believed to be 3,400 years old is, in fact, a copy dating from 1912 that was made to test pigments used by the ancient Egyptians.

“The bust has no left eye and was never crafted to have one. This is an insult for an ancient Egyptian who believed the statue was the person themself.”

He also said the shoulders were cut vertically in the style practised since the 19th century while “Egyptians cut shoulders horizontally” and that the features were accentuated in a manner recalling that of Art Nouveau.

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