Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Two-Faced Nefertiti

Just a quick note to file under, "Cool!" CT scans of the bust of Nefertiti (currently housed in the Altes Museum in Germany, until the Neues Museum re-opens this fall) have shown that she has a different face carved of stone underneath her stucco exterior. No one knows why the changes were made and most likely never will. But the knowledge of what lies beneath will help to better care for the fragile bust.

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