Egypt requests return of Queen Nefertiti bust

Published on January 25th, 2011 | by Admin

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Egypt has official requested from Germany the bust of Queen Nefertiti.

The Egyptian government on Monday said it has sent an official petition to German authorities asking for the return of the 3,300-year-old limestone bust of the ancient Queen Nefertiti.

Zahi Hawass, secretary general of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities, said the council had sent a letter requesting the bust to Hermann Parzinger, president of the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation. The bust currently sits in Berlin’s Neues Museum.

The Nefertiti bust was uncovered at the ancient site of Amarna by the German archeologist Ludwig Borchardt in 1912. Egypt claims Borchardt took the bust to Germany using fraudulent documentation.

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Story: Deutsche Welle | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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