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Wednesday, 27 November 2019

After a 3000 (and 3) year wait, a scan of Queen Nefertiti can be seen by the public

After a 3000 (and 3) year wait, a scan of Queen Nefertiti can be seen by the public: A 3D scan of the 3000-year-old bust of the ancient Egyptian Queen Nefertiti has finally been released, and can now be viewed by the general public, Live Science reports. Digital multimedia artist Cosmo Wenman discovered in 2016 that the museum had done a 3D scan of the bust found by archaeologists in 1912, but that access to the scan was restricted. He has reportedly spent the last three years working to access the files, using Germany’s freedom of information laws. The museum finally released the files two weeks ago, and Wenman has placed them on Thingiverse — a site for viewing and printing 3D objects — where they can be publicly accessed.

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