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Germany refuses to return Nefertiti bust to Egypt

Germany says it will not return an ancient bust of Queen Nefertiti to Egypt with the head of the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation, Hermann Parzinger, insisting the bust was acquired legally by the Prussian state nearly a century ago.

The 3,300-year-old bust of Pharaoh Akhenaton’s  wife was discovered in 1913 by German archaeologist Ludwig Borchardt and smuggled out of the country later that same year.

Germany refuses to return Nefertiti bust to Egypt: Voice of Russia.

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