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Chance for Agnes Scott students: Berlin refuses to return Egyptian treasure

Many museums have been involved in requests to return stolen property in this and the last century. The Neues Museum in Berlin makes the argument that the Nofretete (as Nerfertiti is called in German) was acquired legally, while the Egyptian Council of Antiquities argues that in 1912 the responsible German archeologist passed the find as something less significant. This is rejection #2 by the Neues Museum in Berlin.  The loss for the Egyptians may be a gain for those Agnes Scott students who are going on the Germany trip in May this year. If you are interested in Egyptian art, you should check out the location and operation hours of the Neues Museum.

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