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Egypt requests return of Queen Nefertiti bust

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

Egypt wants bust of Queen Nefertiti back

Keeping with his quest to recover all illegally-exported ancient Egyptian artifacts, Zahi Hawass, the general secretary of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities, now wants the famous bust of Queen Nefertiti. Culture lovers reveled in the reopening of the Neues Museum in the heart of Berlin on Friday, the culmination of decades

A 3,000-year-old Michael Jackson statue?

A 3,000 year old Egyptian bust at the Field Museum in Chicago is getting a lot of attention because it looks just like the late King of Pop! [Thx Sebastian] The spitting image limestone sculpture has been on display at the museum since 1988, but recently started drawing attention because of

Egypt to ‘prove’ Germany stole Nefertiti bust

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,"

Looted Albanian sculpture returns home

A marble sculpture stolen from Albania eighteen years ago has been returned. The bust of Asclepius, the Greek god of medicine, was snatched from Albania's Butrinti Archaeological museum and recovered by Italian police from a private home in 2004. Albanian Culture Minister Ardjan Turku said Thursday that the 30-centimeter (12-inch) bust is

Famed Nefertiti bust a fake

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