Egyptians have toppled a hideous Nefertiti sculpture with Twitter scorn


A huge sculpture of Queen Nefertiti was removed last week from the city of Samalut, Egypt, after critical outrage spread through social media.

The sculpture Nefertiti, whose name translates to “a beautiful woman has arrived,” had been intended as a replica of the fine original limestone bust created by royal Egyptian sculptor Thutmose in 1345 BC.

Mocked, memed, parodied and lampooned on Twitter with the hashtag #Nefertiti, the effigy’s likeness has been compared to that of Frankstein, and of president Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi.

“Can you spot the difference?”

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