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In the Light of Amarna. 100 Years of the Nefertiti Discovery / 03.12.2012
A new exhibition on 'neues Museum'. Fri 7 December 2012 - Sat 13 April 2013
On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the discovery of the bust of Nefertiti on 6 December 1912, the Egyptian Museum and Papyrus Collection will be presenting an extensive special exhibition on the Amarna period at the Neues Museum on Berlin's Museum Island. The exhibition places the discovery of the bust of Nefertiti within the context of Ludwig Borchardt's excavations in 1912 and 1913 in nowadays egyptian Tell el-Amarna. Between 7000 and 10,000 objects were discovered during the excavations, 5000 of them are now located in Berlin, the other half went to Kairo.
The exhibition aims to provide a deeper understanding not only of the Amarnian-Period as a social,cultural-historical and religious phenomenon, but also to inform about archaeologicakl digging in general. . Approximately 400 objects, including 50 loans from museums such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Louvre and the British Museum, will be displayed.