Dedicated to Nefertiti’s 100 Year Anniversary.
Nefertiti was the Great Royal Wife of the Egyptian Pharaoh Akhenaten. Owing to her Bust, a 3,300-year-old painted limestone, Nefertiti has become one of the most famous women of the ancient world, and an icon of feminine beauty. The work is believed to have been crafted in 1345 BC by the sculptor Thutmose. A German archaeological team led by Ludwig Borchardt discovered the Nefertiti bust on December 6, 1912 in Thutmose’s workshop in Amarna, Egypt. It is currently on display at the Neues Museum in Berlin. Disappointingly, photography inside of Nefertiti’s Room 2.10 was prohibited by TWO security guards standing in the room and repeatedly saying “No photo. No photo. No photo…” That was insane!
During my visit to Nefertiti I enjoyed tens of beautiful busts and sculptures. In my opinion, each of them is an icon of feminine beauty. No offense, Nefertiti, you are the best!
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P.S. I have recently watched one of the most controversial documentaries about Nefertiti. For those who are interested, Discovery’s documentary Nefertiti: Resurrected (TV 2003). Loved by a King. Hated by an Empire. Erased from History. You may wish to try YouTube first ;)