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.
Professor of Old Testament
Northern Baptist Seminary