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Nefertiti Bust a Fake (?)

May 12, 2009

In the continuing topsy-turvey world of archaeology, two scholars are now claiming that the famous bust of Nefertiti is a fake. Martin Gayford reports in an article at Bloomberg:

Queen Nefertiti (c.1370 B.C.-1330 B.C.) is one of the most famous figures of the ancient world, and all because of a single work of art: a limestone bust owned by the museums of Berlin. Hers is one of the best-known faces in art, enjoying almost Mona Lisa status. Last week it was reported that two separate authors, the Swiss historian Henri Stierlin and Berlin-based Erdogan Ercivan, believe it is an early-20th-century work.

How crazy a world is it where folks are asserting that the Shroud of Turing is real and that the Nefertiti bust is a forgery. Wild.

(HT: Dr. Claude Mariottini)

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. parkersmood permalink
    May 12, 2009 7:19 pm

    I read an article about this last week. It is odd that the bust never made it into the field report. Weird indeed!

  2. Jim permalink
    May 12, 2009 8:56 pm

    who’s ‘nefertit’?

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