Berlin marks centenary of Nefertiti bust's find

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Posted on December 5, 2012 at 9:04 AM

Updated Wednesday, Dec 5 at 9:04 AM

BERLIN (AP) — A famed bust of Egypt's Queen Nefertiti is getting some new company to mark the centenary of its discovery: an exhibition of works giving a taste of the site where it was found.

The show, "In the Light of Amarna — 100 Years of the Nefertiti Discovery," opens at Berlin's Neues Museum on Thursday — a century to the day after a German excavator unearthed the 3,300-year-old limestone bust of the wife of Pharaoh Akhenaton in southern Egypt.

Nefertiti is the centerpiece of the show of some 600 objects — many held in the Berlin museum's stories over the decades.

They range from a bust of Akhenaton himself, through fragments from the workshop where Nefertiti was found, to remains of ancient Egyptian homes.

The exhibition runs until April 13.

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