Replicas of Nefertiti in Berlin

Posted on August 23, 2011

The iconic piece of ancient Egypt has been "cloned" to be sold in limited editions. Meanwhile, Cairo still claims to Germany for his possession.

The bust of Nefertiti Egyptian Empress, one of the oldest works of art and valued in the world has increased a hundred thanks to an initiative of the Neues Museum in Berlin.

The prestigious museum has launched a limited edition of one hundred replicas of the bust, achieved thanks to a sophisticated technology that allows a 'millimeter loyalty "as they said. Copies values ​​range between 1900 and 2900 euros, as in color or white.

The bust of Nefertiti, which is 3400 years old, is not only one of the most beautiful works of art from Ancient Egypt. He has also been the focus of considerable diplomatic disputes over possession.

Find and controversy

Found in 1911 during an excavation funded by the German James Saimon, the bust of Nefertiti was taken to Berlin first and then to the Ancient Museum Neus.

Currently, the authorities in Cairo and which won the New York Metropolitan restore them 19 pieces of the tomb of Tutankhamun - have called on Germany to give them back the bust of Empress paradigmatic.

However, there is still no hint of that happening because the Germans have insisted that the bust was obtained legally and according to the laws then in Egypt, any findings passed into the hands of who financially sustained archaeological tasks.

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