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Famed Nefertiti bust ‘a fake’: expert

aleqm5g4ajjcyplbu8xskiy_rpkmw6vn4aThe bust of Queen Nefertiti housed in a Berlin museum and believed to be 3,400 years old in fact is a copy dating from 1912 that was made to test pigments used by the ancient Egyptians, according to Swiss art historian Henri Stierlin. Stierlin, author of a dozen works on Egypt, the Middle East and ancient Islam, says in a just-released book that the bust currently in Berlin’s Altes Museum was made at the order of German archaeologist Ludwig Borchardt by an artist named Gerardt Marks. “It seems increasingly improbable that the bust is an original,” Stierlin told AFP.

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  1. ETENU
    May 8, 2009 at 1:32 am

    Who is she really? Is it a myth that she is Ethiopian. Who knows the truth. Is it true Egyptians stole our history. Do we really care about this woman who resembles more Japanese than African.

  2. zemen
    May 9, 2009 at 9:07 am

    No surpirse here.
    History and archoelogy are always too vague to be true.Who really knows how old Lucy is?

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