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Analysis Indicates Nefertiti Bust Was Enhanced for Beauty

By: Going Like Sixty - Published: Mar 31, 2009 • References: reuters
Did Nefertiti benefit from a well-paid sculptor who took some liberties on her infamous bust based on his benefactor’s wishes? The bust of Nefertiti was discovered in 1912. After examining the bust with the latest imaging software, an expert thinks a makeover might have been done.

“It is possible that the bust of Nefertiti was commissioned (probably by Akhenaten himself) to represent Nefertiti according to his personal perception,” says Alexander Huppertz, director of the Imaging Science Institute in Berlin. Huppertz and his colleagues reported their finds in the journal Radiology.