Egypt Alleges Germany Stole Nefertiti Bust, Demands Return

Who looted whom?

The hide, the chutzpah of these Mohammedans is astounding. These are the same pirates who terrorized Europe for more than 1300 years, raided the coast’s of Europe and  took more than a million white slaves. Why  don’t western nations demand reparations?

Egypt’s antiquities chief announced he will formally demand that a 3,300-year-old bust of Queen Nefertiti displayed at Berlin’s Neues Museum for 85 years be returned to its homeland.

Zahi Hawass, head of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities, found that the bust—one of the most copied works of ancient Egypt—was smuggled out of Cairo through fraudulent documents, according to a report by the Associated Press.

Hawass has been leading an aggressive campaign to reclaim treasures allegedly stolen from Egypt. Since assuming his role as head of antiquities in 2002, he has recovered some 5,000 artifacts.

Just this past week, Hawass convinced the Louvre in Paris to return 3,200-year-old painted wall fragments from that were stolen from a tomb excavation in 1975. Hawass pressured the museum to hand over the artifacts by suspending their current excavation in southern Cairo.

The bust of Nefertiti is one of the high-profile items Hawass is demanding. Egypt has asked for it to be returned since it was first displayed in Germany in 1924.

It is believed that German excavator Ludwig Borchart disguised the bust’s true value by covering it with clay, and then listed the artifact in official documents as simply “a painted plaster bust of a princess.”

However, Borchardt clearly refers to the artifact as the head of Nefertiti in his diary—meaning he may have intentionally written a deceitful description so Germany could obtain the statue.

According to German news source Deutsche Welle, Friedrike Seyfried, director of the Egyptian Museum and Papyrus Collection at the Neues Museum has rebuffed Hawass’ claims.

“The German position is clear and unequivocal,” she said. “The acquisition of the bust by the Prussian state was lawful.”

German authorities have also ruled out temporarily lending the treasured artifact to Egypt, maintaining the bust is too fragile to move.

The bust was discovered in 1912 at Tell el-Amarna and shipped to Germany in 1913. Egypt first requested the statue be returned in 1930 but each successive German government has refused.

Nefertiti—whose name means the beautiful one has come—is the wife of the Egyptian Pharaoh Akhenaton. The royal couple is known for changing Egypt’s religion from polytheism to a religion worshipping just one god, Aten, the sun. Some scholars believe Nefertiti ruled Egypt for a brief period after her husband’s death.

Among the other famous artifacts on Hawass’ list include the painted ceiling of the Dendera temple showing the Zodiac at the Louvre, the bust of Achhaf from the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and a statue of the Hemiunu from Germany’s Roemer-Pelizaeu museum.

Rumors are also circulating that Hawass will ask for the Rosetta Stone, a multilingual slab that was key to deciphering hieroglyphics that has been on display almost continuously at the British Museum since 180

Oh well, perhaps the Muslims will also demand the skulls of Otranto to be returned:

Vlad Tepes Blog:

here is a photograph of over 800 skulls of people Muslim invaders butchered for refusing to convert to Islam which the re-takers of the city in Italy in 1480 put behind glass walls in the cathedral.

It is interesting to note that the pope in Rome called for a crusade in response to this horror and that according to wikipedia.

Full size here, click

Since it was only 28 years after the fall of Constantinople, there was some fear that Rome would suffer the same fate. Plans were made for the Pope and citizens of Rome evacuate the city. Pope Sixtus IVrepeated his 1471 call for a crusade. Several Italian city-states, Hungary and France responded positively to this. The Republic of Venice did not, as it had signed an expensive peace treaty with the Ottomans in 1479.

In 1481 an army was raised by king Ferdinand I of Naples to be led by his son Alphonso II of Naples. A contingent of troops was provided by king Matthias Corvinus of Hungary.

How the 800 Martyrs of Otranto Saved Rome

On August 14, 1480, a massacre was perpetrated on a hill just outside the city of Otranto, in southern Italy. Eight hundred of the city’s male inhabitants were taken to a place called the Hill of the Minerva, and, one by one, beheaded in full view of their fellow prisoners. The spot forever after became known as the Hill of the Martyrs.

6 thoughts on “Egypt Alleges Germany Stole Nefertiti Bust, Demands Return”

  1. Turkey wants the bones of St Nicholas (“Santa Claus”) returned from Italy so they can display them in a museum …

    Minister Günay vows to bring Santa Claus’s bones back to Turkey
    Culture Minister ErtuÄŸrul Günay has said his ministry plans to request the return of the bones of St. Nicholas, better known as Santa Claus, from Italy to exhibit in a museum to be dedicated to the Lycians in the western part of Turkey’s Mediterranean region.

    All your infidel bones are belong to us!

  2. Al Qaeda demands return of Spain:

    Al Qaida threatens invasion of Spain

    The Al Qaida terrorist organization has threatened to open yet another front in its war with the West, according to a January 1 video message disseminated by the terrorists’ second-in-command Ayman al Zawahiri. Speaking to terrrorists living in North Africa, also known as the Magreb, Al Zawahiri said that the reconquest of Spain – which was once largely occupied by Muslims – will not be accomplished without “disinfecting” the Magreb of infidels. These would include, reportedly, both Frenchmen and Spaniards. […]

  3. To me, it looks like war preparation for Spain has been initiataed already. The video below was made 4 months ago. Look at the discussions.

    The Battles of Ramadan: Conquest of Al-Andalus

    To my thinking each years supposedly ‘religious’ ceremonies are in fact battle-preparation meetings.

    Where is al-Zawahiri’s video, anyone? I can only find one with Spanish commentary.

  4. Yes, and Jordan too, like all the other Muslim controllers and denirers of Israel’s rightful existence in the region want the Dead Sea Crolls returned to them. Jordan and the PA would love nothing more than to destroy any evidence of Judaism’s prior existence in Palestinian territory. Afterall, 2,000 years ago, the whole region was once under Israel’s control.
    JOrdan and the Palestinian Authority sneakily asked Canada to send them to Jordan. Canada politely declined to get involved in the politics of this historical artifact.
    “Even if Canada ignores the request, it will make other countries think twice before accepting the controversial exhibit.”
    The Dead Sea Scrolls are on display at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. If they get into Muslim hands they will be shredded.

  5. Is there anything these blokes don’t want? Maybe westeners could start a list of all the things they want back from muslims..Peace of mind , freedom to travel , freedom to travel comfortably , safety of our women folk , freedom from barbarity and from barbaric images such as stoning , hand amputations , honour killing , perhaps we could claim all the costs involved in the extra security …..I am sure others could add to this list..

  6. I would be happy if the rubbish bins were returned to the railway station concourse.

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