Berlin's Nefertiti Trouble Egyptian Official Calls Museum Behavior 'Suspicious'

She's been dead thousands of years but she's still causing trouble. The bust of Queen Nefertiti has taken pride of place in Berlin's New Museum, re-opened this weekend after 70 years. Now Zahi Hawass, head of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities, says Berlin should give it back.
The bust of Nefertiti currently resides in a bulletproof display box in Berlin's recently re-opened New Museum. But if Egyptologist Zahi Hawass has his way, it may not be for long.

The bust of Nefertiti currently resides in a bulletproof display box in Berlin's recently re-opened New Museum. But if Egyptologist Zahi Hawass has his way, it may not be for long.

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