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Berlin marks 100 years of discovering Nefertiti
Hurriyet Daily News ^ | August 30, 2012 | Agence France-Presse

Posted on 09/03/2012 7:30:22 PM PDT by SunkenCiv

Berlin's Egyptian Museum has said that it will celebrate the centenary of the discovery of the 3,400-year-old fabled bust of Egypt's Queen Nefertiti amid an ongoing feud with Cairo over its ownership.

The museum said it would open an exhibition on Dec. 6 honoring the famous sculpture and other jewels of the Amarna period in its collection on the German capital's Museum Island.

On the same day in 1912, the bust was unearthed by German archaeologist Ludwig Borchardt.

"The exhibition focuses on never-before-seen discoveries from the collections of the Berlin museum, supplemented by loans from other museums abroad," it said, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Louvre in Paris and London's British Museum.

Nefertiti, renowned as one of history's great beauties, was the wife of Pharaoh Akhenaton, remembered for having converted his kingdom to monotheism with the worship of one sun god, Aton. The bust is at the top of a "wish list" of five major artifacts exhibited abroad that Egypt wants returned as part of its cultural heritage. Germany says the sculpture was bought legally by the Prussian state, and that there are documents to prove it. Amarna refers to the ruins of an ancient city founded by Akhenaton, where Borchardt and his team excavated up to 7,000 archaeological objects, about 5,500 of which made their way to Berlin, according to the museum.

The Berlin exhibition, entitled "In the Light of Amarna," will run until April 13, 2013 and feature about 600 of these objects including Akhenaton and Nefertiti's restored thrones with carved floral garlands.

(Excerpt) Read more at hurriyetdailynews.com ...


TOPICS: History; Science; Travel
KEYWORDS: akhenaton; amarna; egypt; germany; godsgravesglyphs; nefertiti; prussian
Egyptian Museum says it will celebrate the centenary of the Nefertiti discovery. AFP Photo

Berlin marks 100 years of discovering Nefertiti

1 posted on 09/03/2012 7:30:26 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
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The rest of the "Nefertiti" keyword:
2 posted on 09/03/2012 7:34:01 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

Will Morsi demand repatriation for the purpose of pulverization?


3 posted on 09/03/2012 7:34:21 PM PDT by aposiopetic
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To: StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; decimon; 1010RD; 21twelve; 24Karet; 2ndDivisionVet; ...

 GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach
To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.


4 posted on 09/03/2012 7:35:42 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: aposiopetic

Zahi Hawass was bitching about this a few years ago, but of course, the new regime has kicked his ass out of that job. :’)


5 posted on 09/03/2012 7:37:09 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv
While I understand the desire for nations to possess their antiquities, I am strongly opposed to Egypt gaining possession of this artifact. The Cadre now in power in Egypt has no connection to the civilization that gave rise to this artifact.

If anything, the Islamists now in charge will regard this as coming from the period before Islam - I can't remember the name of the term now - and accordingly subject to destruction. Don't give it to those bloodthirsty baastards!



Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

6 posted on 09/03/2012 7:40:06 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: SunkenCiv

I’d fully support Egypt recovering the Nefertiti bust and all of it’s antiquities if the Islamists in charge could be trusted to keep and display them safely and not blow them up or crush them in the name of Islam or iconoclasm.


7 posted on 09/03/2012 7:56:35 PM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: SunkenCiv
" The bust is at the top of a "wish list" of five major artifacts exhibited abroad that Egypt wants returned "

So, Deutschland might just trade them an Israel busting submarine for the loot.

Germany: Berlin Silent on Report of U-Boat Sale to Egypt

yitbos

8 posted on 09/03/2012 7:57:55 PM PDT by bruinbirdman ("Those who control language control minds." -- Ayn Rand)
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To: bruinbirdman

Uh-oh.

A German company sold Egypt the high-powered water pumps (designed for high-res firefighting) that the Egyptian army used in its destruction of Israel’s Bar-Lev line in 1973.


9 posted on 09/03/2012 8:07:20 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: ConorMacNessa; AnotherUnixGeek

Screw ‘em, imho.


10 posted on 09/03/2012 8:07:45 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: ConorMacNessa
I agree with your sentiments completely. The images of the Taliban destroying ancient artifacts and statues in Afghanistan in the late '90s and up until the 9/11 attacks is seared into my brain. Screw Egypt.

Most Pre-Islamic Relics Destroyed, Taliban Says - Los Angeles Times (March 4, 2001)

11 posted on 09/03/2012 8:12:49 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: SunkenCiv
Huh huh huh...you said Nefertitty...huh huh huh

http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/17feq84xrzphyjpg/original.jpg

12 posted on 09/03/2012 9:57:56 PM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Obama does not have the work ethic to be Anti-Christ.)
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