Minister of Antiquities Mamdouh al-Damati and the Italian ambassador to Cairo Mauricio Massari inaugurated on 8 December an exhibition under the title “Queen Nefertari 1904- 2014” at the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir Square.
The exhibition celebrates the passage of 110 years since Nefertari’s tomb was discovered in the Valley of the Queens in Luxor, thanks to the preparation and intuition of the Italian archaeologist Ernesto Schiaparelli.
The tomb of Nefertari is considered the most beautiful among those dedicated to Egyptian queens. Schiaparelli described it as “one of the most important monuments of the necropolis of Thebes that if not for amplitude, certainly for the harmony of its parts and the delicacy of the art.
“The tomb was discovered in1904, restored in part by Stopplair (1949) and then saved by the Paul Getty (1985-1992) and an Italian equipe directed by Paolo Mora.