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Rosalind Janssen

Bust of Nefertiti, probably crafted in the Tuthmose workshop in about 1345 BC.

In contrast to today’s youth-obsessed media, in Ancient Egypt, eye bags and wrinkles were seen as signs of a long life, well lived.

The story of the transportation of three obelisks to London, Paris and New York captures the 19th-century mania for all things Egyptian.