Nefertiti Head Statue
How was Nefertiti's Head Bust smuggled out of Egypt?
Today marks the 108th anniversary of the discovery of the head statue of the Pharaonic Queen Nefertiti, the wife of King Akhenaten, precisely on December 7, 1912 by the German archaeologist Ludwig Borchard.
Archaeologist Ludwig Borchardt discovered Nefertiti's head statue in 1912 in Tell el-Amarna. It was later smuggled out of Egypt by means of deceit.
Egypt has suffered from the illegal smuggling of its precious artifacts throughout the ages, where thousands of artifacts were lost without a trace.