100-year battle for the iconic Egytian bust of Nefertiti

02 Sep 2012 1:12 PM | Anonymous
100-year battle for the iconic Egytian bust of Nefertiti
Nevine El-Aref, Saturday 1 Sep 2012
As Germany celebrates the centennial anniversary of the discovery of the iconic bust of the beautiful Queen Nefertiti, Egypt's argument for its return includes a tale of deceit


As Germany celebrates the centennial of the discovery of Queen Nefertiti bust on 6 December - the day when it was discovered a hundred years ago - can Egypt wrench back such a unique bust?

A century later and the dispute over its ownership has stepped from one level to another with no concrete solution in sight. Although Egypt provided all the documents supporting its ownership and that its German discoverer, Ludwig Borchardt, took it by fraud, Germany refuses all restitution requests proposed.

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContentPrint/9/0/51764/Heritage/0/year-battle-for-the-iconic-Egytian-bust-of-Neferti.aspx

 

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