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The Nefertiti Phenomenon

August 21, 2020

World famous and mysterious: Nefertiti was the wife of the Egyptian pharaoh Akhenaton. More than a 100 years after the discovery of her bust, experts are trying to find the missing pieces in the puzzle of her story.

Image: picture-alliance/dpa/M. Sohn

Even more than three thousand years after her death, she remains more popular than any other figure from ancient Egypt: Nefertiti. She is regarded as the most powerful and charismatic woman of antiquity. In 1912, a German Oriental Society expedition came across the life-size sculpture of the queen in the ruins of Achetaton. Over one hundred years later, a team of international experts is trying to solve the remaining mysteries of her fate. How did the mother of six die and why is her mummy missing?

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