Wrangle Intensifies Over The Beautiful Queen
(by Nevine El-Aref)

...It seems that there is no foreseeable resolution to the conflict over  the 3,400-year-old bust of Queen Nefertiti, wife of the monotheistic  Pharaoh Akhenaten. Last Monday the Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA)  sent an official letter of request to Germany asking for the return of  the magnificent painted bust of the queen to her native land...

Stopping The Trade In ‘Blood Antiquities’
(by David Tresilian)

...Representatives of ten countries gathered at a conference in Cairo this week to agree on steps to protect the region’s cultural heritage,  including by setting up a high-level task force to coordinate efforts  against the smuggling of cultural objects and working with governments  and police authorities worldwide. The conference, ‘Cultural Property under Threat: the Cultural, Economic and Security Impact of Antiquities Theft in the Middle East’ was held  in Cairo, Egypt...

 

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Nefertiti & Akhenaton

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The queen and her chariot

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