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AN Egyptian-German committee is looking into the case of a statue of Queen Nefertiti, the wife of the monotheistic Akhenaten, which is currently in Germany. The plan is to have the statue transferred to el-Tawhid Museum, in Minya, about 240km south of Cairo, when it opens next year.
In 1912, a team of German archaeologists found the statue of Queen Nefertiti, made of limestone. They were given the precious antiquity under the law at the time that permitted the finders of ancient monuments to have a share in them.
The head of the German Institute of Archaeology says that the German members of the committee will let their Egyptian counterparts know whether the statue can be transferred in time for the opening ceremony or not.El-Tawhid Museum will also include monuments related to Akhenaten.
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