Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Amarna statue found to be fake

http://tinyurl.com/ontea (mirror.co.uk)
"A statue of an Egyptian princess, thought to be 3,300 years old and worth £1million, has been exposed as a fake. The Amarna Princess was supposed to be Tutankhamun's sister and had been hailed by the art world as of "great significance". It was bought for £440,000 three years ago, mostly with taxpayers' money. Hundreds of visitors went each day to see the sculpture of Queen Nefertiti's daughter at Bolton Museum and Art Gallery, Greater Manchester. The 52cm-high piece had been removed from display yesterday."
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