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Egypt's Lost Treasure: Ancient Artifacts That Got Away

Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities has just requested the return of the famous bust of Queen Nefertiti -- the top item on its wish list of the five most important archaeological objects Egypt hopes to reclaim. 

Bust of Nefertiti

Nefertiti's Bust

The bust of the famous Queen Nefertiti, currently housed at the Neues Museum in Berlin. Dr. Zahi Hawass, head of the council of antiquities, issued an official request to Germany for the bust on Sunday.

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The Dendera Zodiac

The Zodiac of Dendera is a sandstone slab that was transported to France in 1821 by Egyptian ruler Mohamed Ali Pasha. It is currently housed at the Louvre in Paris. 

Louvre/Herv Lewandowski

RosettaStone

The Rosetta Stone

One of the centerpieces at the British Museum, this stone is key to deciphering hieroglyphs.

British Museum

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the Statue of Hemiunu

Stored at the Roemer-und Pelizaeus-Museum in Hildesheim, Germany, the statue of Hemiunu is an Old Kingdom sculpture of the Great Pyramid's architect -- and it's high on Dr. Zahi Hawass' wish list. 

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PrinceAnkhhaf

The Bust of Ahkhhaf

On display at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, this painted limestone bust of Ankhhaf was found in a tomb in Giza in 1925, and has recently been requested by Dr. Zahi Hawass.

Boston Museum of Fine Arts

Egypt's Lost Treasure: Ancient Artifacts That Got Away

Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities has just requested the return of the famous bust of Queen Nefertiti -- the top item on its wish list of the five most important archaeological objects Egypt hopes to reclaim. 

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