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
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 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
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,"
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