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2009-03-31 09:59:16

Using CT imaging to study a priceless bust of Nefertiti, researchers have uncovered a delicately carved face in the limestone inner core and gained new insights into methods used to create the ancient masterpiece and information pertinent to its conservation, according to a study published in the April issue of Radiology. "We acquired a lot of information on how the bust was manufactured more than 3,300 years ago by the royal sculptor," said the study's lead author Alexander Huppertz, M.D.,...

2005-08-12 14:33:25

BERLIN (Reuters) - A famous bust of Egyptian queen Nefertiti, regarded by many as a Mona Lisa of the ancient world, has returned to Berlin's Museum Island, 66 years after being evacuated at the outbreak of World War Two. Ever since its first public exhibition in 1923, the precision of the 3,300-year-old sculpture's symmetrical lines and its finely wrought features have drawn thousands of admirers from around the globe. On show for most of the past 40 years at the Egyptian Museum in...


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  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
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The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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