Monday, December 21, 2009

Egypt Preparing to Ask for Nefertiti Bust (Again)

Zahi Hawass, head of Egypt's antiquities service has been given copies of the documents related to the discovery of the famous bust of Queen Nefertiti by the museum in Berlin that currently has the bust. Dr. Hawass claimed on his blog today that, "These materials confirm Egypt’s contention that Borchardt did act unethically, with intent to deceive: the limestone head of the queen is listed on the protocol as a painted plaster bust of a princess".

As some readers will remember, I posted a while back that KMT Magazine had published an article indicating that there may have been deception involved in Berlin retaining the famous bust of King Akhenaten's wife, and that Egypt was likely to ask, again, for the return of this famous work of art.