Egyptian officials have named the Nefertiti bust and the Rosetta Stone at the British Museum in London among five precious artefacts held abroad which they want to bring home, with mediation from the U. Cleopatra, whose beauty was legendary, was portrayed unflatteringly in 2001.
A statue of Cleopatra exhibited at the British Museum portrayed her as plain, no more than 5ft tall and rather plump.
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The bust of Nefertiti was found in Egypt in 1912 at Tell el-Amarna, the short-lived capital of Nefertiti's husband, the Pharaoh Akhenaten.
It is now housed in Berlin's Altes Museum.'It is possible that the bust of Nefertiti was commissioned (probably by Akhenaten himself) to represent Nefertiti according to his personal perception,' Alexander Huppertz, director of the Imaging Science Institute in Berlin, and colleagues reported in the journal Radiology.