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‘Frankenstein' Nefertiti statue removed after online uproar

Egyptian social media users said the bust was a disgrace to the original version and compared it to Frankenstein.

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A statue representing Egypt’s Queen Nefertiti has been removed from the north governorate of Aswan after it sparked uproar on social media.

According to local media, the bust, which was placed at the entrance of the city of Samalout, was removed by officials after images of the statue went viral on the Internet.

Neferiti
Neferiti

Egyptian social media users said the bust was a disgrace to the original version and compared it to Frankenstein.

One user wrote on Twitter: “I guess this is what she looked like four days after she died,” while another user asked whether Nefertiti was blind.

The bust is expected to be replaced with a statue of a dove of peace, according the head of Samalout city, Gamal Kanaway.

The bust of Nefertiti was found in Egypt in 1912 by German archaeologist Ludwig Borchardt and shipped to Germany in 1913.

The 3,400-year-old bust is one of Berlin's top tourist attractions with one million viewers going annually to Berlin's Neues Museum to see it.