Tuesday, October 19, 2010

1.2 million visitors admired Nefertiti in the last year

Monsters and Critics

The bust of ancient Egyptian queen Nefertiti, whose ownership is a point of dispute between Germany and Egypt, has drawn some 1.2 million visitors since the Neues Museum where it is displayed re-opened last year, museum officials said Thursday.

The museum, on Berlin's UNESCO World Heritage Site-awarded Museum Island, was shut for 70 years after being badly damaged in World War II bombing, and will celebrate its first anniversary since re-opening on Saturday.

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