>Is the Nefertiti Sculpture a Forgery?

>Photo: Nefertiti

The sculpture of Queen Nefertiti was discovered in December 1912 by a team of German archaeologists at the site of Amarna in Egypt. Nefertiti (c.1370 B.C.-1330 B.C.) was one of the most famous of the queens of Egypt. Her limestone bust is owned by a museum in Berlin.

Recently, Swiss historian Henri Stierlin and historian Erdogan Ercivan concluded that the sculpture is a forgery. According to these two historians, the bust is an early-20th-century work.

Martin Gayford, has written an interesting article for Bloomberg.com in which he discusses the mysterious origins of the Nefertiti bust.

Claude Mariottini
Professor of Old Testament
Northern Baptist Seminary

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