Monday, January 24, 2011

Official repatriation request for bust of Nefertiti

Heritage Key (Ann Wuyts)

Heritge Key reports that the SCA have announced that they have requested the return of the Nefertiti bust from Berlin. There's also some helpful background information in the article.

The Supreme Council of Antiquities announced today that Secretary General Dr. Zahi Hawass has sent an official request for the famous bust of Queen Nefertiti to be returned to Egypt. This request was approved by the Prime Minister of Egypt, Dr. Ahmed Nazif, and Minister of Culture, Farouk Hosny, after four years of research by a legal committee composed of legal personnel and Egyptologists.

The request letter was send to Dr. Hermann Parzinger, president of the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation, who previously clearly stated Nofretete bleibt in Berlin! - Nefertiti stays in Berlin.

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