Friday, May 08, 2009


Famed Nefertiti bust a fake: Swiss art historian: "The bust of Queen Nefertiti housed in a Berlin museum and believed to be 3,400 years old in fact is a copy dating from 1912 that was made to test pigments used by the ancient Egyptians, according to Swiss art historian Henri Stierlin.

Stierlin, author of a dozen works on Egypt, the Middle East and ancient Islam, says in a just-released book that the bust currently in Berlin's Altes Museum was made on the orders of Germany archaeologist Ludwig Borchardt on site at the digs by an artist named Gerardt Marks."

1 comment:

Victor Gischler said...

I actually saw that damn thing when I was in Berlin years ago. If it's a fake, then I want my money back.