Arab Today, arab today queen nefertiti centenary
Last Updated : GMT 12:27:09
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

Breathtakingly beautiful

Queen Nefertiti centenary

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Queen Nefertiti centenary

A visitor looks on at a Nefertiti sculpt
London - Deutsche Welle

A visitor looks on at a Nefertiti sculpt London - Deutsche Welle A century ago, on December 6, 1912, the German archaeologist Ludwig Borchardt found a bust in the studio of the sculptor Thutmose. He soon established that it was actually a likeness of Queen Nefertiti. Since 2009, Nefertiti has occupied a specially-dedicated room in the north wing of the Neues Museum in Berlin. The bust is insured for 400 million Euros ($523 million). Borchardt wrote that it was impossible to describe the sculpture\'s beauty. At around 50 centimetres (20 inches) tall, the bust made from limestone covered with plaster. The iris of the left eye hasn\'t been lost; rather it was never put in place. The beauty of Nefertiti, whose names means \"the beautiful one has arrived,\" is appropriate to the status she held alongside her husband, Akhenaten. In contrast to the belief in multiple gods, Akhenaten focused on just one. In worshipping Aten, the god of light, the pharaoh created the first monotheistic religion in recorded history. Akhenaten dedicated the capital city of Akhetaten to the god. Alongside the pharaoh and his god, Nefertiti occupied a prominent position in society. She was the female part of the godly triad. The archaeologist Ludwig Borchardt originally trained as an architect. The aim of his expedition was to excavate Akhenaten\'s capital city Akhetaten in modern-day Amarna in Egypt. When Borchardt made his sensational find, he also raised the broken bust of Akhenaten, pictured here in the foreground. Many prominent visitors flocked to the site as news of the discovery spread. Two of the more famous visitors were Saxony\'s royal couple. Akhenaten built temples and palaces in the Egyptian desert where the princes are pictured. After his death in 1334 BC, the city was abandoned. Under Akhenaten\'s son, the infamous Tutankhamun, the empire returned to polytheism. Akhenaten was considered a heretic. It is assumed that is the reason why his bust was smashed. The exhibition marking the 100th anniversary of the archaeological discovery places Nefertiti in the context of Akhenaten\'s \"religion of light.\" The museum has all the finds preserved in the excavation site, Thutmose\'s studio, on display. Even if succeeding pharaohs tried to banish Akhenaten from history, the unique treasures have survived the tumultuous sands of time.  

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today queen nefertiti centenary Arab Today, arab today queen nefertiti centenary

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Jordan airline suggests flyers 'talk'

GMT 11:59 2017 Friday ,24 March

Jordan airline suggests flyers 'talk'
Arab Today, arab today Sheds light on major steps in 12-year career

GMT 06:07 2017 Monday ,27 February

Sheds light on major steps in 12-year career
Arab Today, arab today Dozens dead in US-led Syria strikes

GMT 08:35 2017 Thursday ,23 March

Dozens dead in US-led Syria strikes
Arab Today, arab today Live sports broadcasting

GMT 12:22 2017 Friday ,24 March

Live sports broadcasting

GMT 12:27 2017 Thursday ,16 March

Dubai hosts largest regional contemporary art expo

GMT 09:39 2017 Monday ,13 March

Priceless remains lie in ruins

GMT 15:35 2017 Thursday ,09 March

Algerian artist invests a new kind of soap

GMT 21:28 2017 Monday ,06 March

Sakina Agie creates beautiful sculpture works

GMT 17:16 2017 Sunday ,05 March

Ruler publish new book on happiness, positive

GMT 11:42 2017 Saturday ,04 March

Plastic artist prepares for new exhibition
View News in Arabic - Culture: أخبار ثقافة
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Yemen children dream of school

GMT 07:25 2017 Friday ,24 March

Yemen children dream of school
Arab Today, arab today MP submits a petition to dismiss university head

GMT 06:21 2017 Friday ,24 March

MP submits a petition to dismiss university head
Arab Today, arab today Salvage of South Korea's Sewol ferry

GMT 04:51 2017 Friday ,24 March

Salvage of South Korea's Sewol ferry
Arab Today, arab today Prepares to give stargazers an eyeful

GMT 13:38 2017 Monday ,06 March

Prepares to give stargazers an eyeful
Arab Today, arab today Audi RS 5 Coupe acquires new design

GMT 13:22 2017 Thursday ,23 March

Audi RS 5 Coupe acquires new design
Arab Today, arab today Renault Trezor wins design award

GMT 11:56 2017 Tuesday ,21 March

Renault Trezor wins design award
Arab Today, arab today Merna Waleed praises her work with Soad Hosni

GMT 07:03 2017 Wednesday ,22 March

Merna Waleed praises her work with Soad Hosni
Arab Today, arab today 2017 already marked

GMT 15:25 2017 Tuesday ,21 March

2017 already marked

GMT 07:12 2017 Tuesday ,21 March

Donia Abdel Aziz participates in "Game of Silence"

GMT 22:00 2017 Thursday ,23 March

Number of unwedded girls amounts to 2.5m

GMT 10:34 2017 Tuesday ,21 March

Mexico threatens to ditch US corn imports

GMT 19:45 2017 Monday ,20 February

Sarah Belamesh designs antiques of "ceramic"

GMT 07:03 2017 Thursday ,23 March

Spider Venom May Offer Hope to Stroke Victims

GMT 07:36 2017 Wednesday ,22 March

US, Britain ban laptops on flights

GMT 06:31 2015 Thursday ,04 June

Pluto's unruly moons
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday