Sunday, 16 August 2015

Queen Nefertiti Dazzles The Modern Imagination - But Why?

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In the windswept, hot, sandy Egyptian desert in 1912, a German archaeological team headed by Ludwig Borchardt was excavating a long-forgotten city that had a mysterious history. Borchardt unearthed a stunning bust that had been buried in the rubble for more than 3,300 years, a face that would soon become famous worldwide: Nefertiti.

Recent news of the possible discovery of Nefertiti's tomb sent a shockwave of excitement through Egyptologist communities around the world. British archaeologist Nicholas Reeves suggested that Nefertiti's final resting place might be located just behind secret doorways in the famous tomb of her step-son King Tutankhamun.

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