ARCHAEOLOGY

Museum marks 100 years since finding queen Nefertiti

Berlin is to honor the centenary of the discovery of a famed bust of Egypt's Queen Nefertiti — one of the city's top tourist attractions — with an exhibition of works from the Amarna site where it was found

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Aug. 27, 2012: Berlin is to honor the centenary of the discovery of a famed bust of Egypts Queen Nefertiti -- one of the citys top tourist attractions -- with an exhibition of works from the Amarna site where she was found, many of them freshly restored.
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The famous 3,300-year-old bust of Queen Nefertiti on display at the Neues Museum. The show, In the Light of Amarna, will open Dec. 6 -- the 100th anniversary of the day when a German excavator unearthed the 3,300-year old limestone bust of Pharaoh Akhenaton's wife.
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Aug. 27, 2012: A portrait study from Amarna is on display at the permanent Egyptian exhibition of the Neues Museum.
AP Photo/Markus Schreiber

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Aug. 27, 2012: An unfinished head of a Queen Nefertiti statue from Amarna is on display at the permanent Egyptian exhibition of the Neues Museum (New Museum).
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Aug. 27, 2012: The excavation diary of German Egyptologist Ludwig Borchardt, another historic item on display at the Neues Museum.
AP Photo/Markus Schreiber

Museum marks 100 years since finding queen Nefertiti

Berlin is to honor the centenary of the discovery of a famed bust of Egypt's Queen Nefertiti — one of the city's top tourist attractions — with an exhibition of works from the Amarna site where it was found

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