Saturday, May 09, 2009

This is the kind of shit that ruins my day...

PARIS (AFP) – The bust of Queen Nefertiti housed in a Berlin museum and believed to be 3,400 years old in fact is a copy dating from 1912 that was made to test pigments used by the ancient Egyptians, according to Swiss art historian Henri Stierlin.

Stierlin, author of a dozen works on Egypt, the Middle East and ancient Islam, says in a just-released book that the bust currently in Berlin's Altes Museum was made at the order of German archaeologist Ludwig Borchardt by an artist named Gerardt Marks.

1 comment:

Rich said...

The world is crazy. Name just ONE day it hasn't ruined for someone or something. Yet, our civilizations run as if we understand it and control most of it. Yup, the world is crazy because we ARE the world; every person, place or thing (inseperable, intertwined).

~~Just think if the world could ACTUALLY care. What a world that would be; every person, place or thing ACTUALLY cared about INDIVIDUALLY.

Nope, it's just business as usual here at Earth Inc. and the rest of corporate nowhere. As long as Nowhere Inc. keeps running, that's all that matters.

Um, I'm off topic. Just have to spew my usual thinking every now and then.