German guile won Queen Nefertiti

Newly published documents show how a German archaeologist used trickery to smuggle home a fabulous sculpture of the Egyptian queen, Nefertiti. The archaeologist, Ludwig Borchardt, listed the bust of Queen Nefertiti among his finds in Egypt in 1913. But he described it as a worthless piece of gypsum and hid it in a box.

2009-02-11

 Egypt ancient Egypt Germany Nefertiti sculpture Akhenaten

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