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Tuesday
Jan252011

Egypt Requests Germany's Return of 3,400-Year-Old Nefertiti Bust

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(CAIRO) -- Egypt officially asked Monday that Germany return the 3,400 year-old bust of Egyptian Queen Nefertiti, which is currently on display in Berlin Neues Museum. 

Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiques secretary general, Zahi Hawass, sent a letter of request following a series of meetings and communications with the National Committee for the Return of Stolen Artifact, according to Egyptian news reports.

Hawass now wishes to recover the piece -- uncovered in Egypt by the German archeologist Ludwig Borchardt in 1912 -- and display it at the opening of Egypt's Akhnaton Museum in 2012.

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