Egypt

UGLY NEFERTITI STATUE OUTRAGES EGYPTIANS…….

To the desert rats of Islamic State it’s all the same, that too, UGLY OR NOT, is to be plowed under along with the pyramids and everything else from antiquity not islamic.

Egyptians lambast ‘ugly’ new Nefertiti statue

  • 7 July 2015
On the right: the famous bust of Nefertiti in the Neues museum in Berlin. On the left: the replica that sparked an outcry in Egypt. Facebook user Wael Saad commented: 'This is how Egyptian art has evolved over the years'
On the right: the famous bust of Nefertiti in the Neues museum in Berlin. On the left: the replica that sparked an outcry in Egypt. Facebook user Wael Saad commented: ‘This is how Egyptian art has evolved over the years’

The unveiling of an ugly copy of a famously beautiful bust of Queen Nefertiti caused Egyptians to mock the authorities as well as the current state of art in the country.

Queen Nefertiti ruled Egypt alongside her husband in the 14th century BCE, and her beauty is legendary – her name in fact translates as “a beautiful woman has arrived.” Our modern picture of the ancient queen has been largely shaped by a bust unearthed in 1912 which currently sits in a museum in Berlin – its ownership is the subject of frequent debate between Egypt and Germany.

To Egyptians, Nefertiti remains a proud symbol of their country’s impressive history and beauty. So when the authorities wanted to commission a statue at the entrance of the city of Samalut, they thought of the ancient queen.

Unfortunately, the replica that resulted bore so little resemblance to the legendary beauty that many began to despair for the state of Egyptian art. In simple terms, it was just plain ugly.

“This is an insult to Nefertiti and to every Egyptian,” tweeted one Egyptian woman. Another wrote: “It should be named ‘ugly tasteless artless statue’… not Nefertiti.”

More here. H/T: Fjordman

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