Egypt to ‘prove’ Germany stole Nefertiti bust

Published on June 16th, 2009 | by Admin


Egyptian officials will soon provide evidence to present a case that the famous 3,400-year-old bust of Queen Nefertiti was illegally exported from Egypt.

“We are still gathering information, but I expect we will shortly have enough to place a formal request to the Berlin Museum for the return of the bust,” Hawass told the Tagesspiegel in an interview.

The fabled bust of Nefertiti, renowned as one of history’s great beauties, was brought to Berlin in 1913, a year after German archaeologist Ludwig Borchardt unearthed it on the banks of the Nile.

Cairo began demanding the statue in the 1930s, but successive German governments, beginning with Adolf Hitler’s, have refused its request.

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One Response to Egypt to ‘prove’ Germany stole Nefertiti bust

  1. Bastet says:

    She really needs to be sent home. It’s where She belongs. The Germans would want Egypt to return anything from their “Fatherland”..if there was anything of value in the first place. Just give Her back.

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