December 4, 2012

The lost philanthropist

Filed under: Egypt — acagle @ 7:36 pm

Jewish philanthropist lost in the sands of time thanks to the Nazis

It was unearthed by the famous German archaeologist Ludwig Borchardt, at Amarna in 1912. He became a household name in Germany but few know the story of the wealthy Jewish patron and philanthropist who not only funded the excavation work that led to the bust’s discovery but also donated Nefertiti and scores of other ancient Egyptian artefacts he owned to Berlin’s museums. Organisers of the centenary celebrations are hoping to change that.

Well, I for one had never heard of him. I posted a photo of the find location of the Nefertiti head Comments Off

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