A high-definition 3D scan of the 3,400-year-old Bust of Nefertiti has been released by the Museum of Berlin, thanks to the three-year effort of artist Cosmo Wenman: reason.com/2019/11/13/a-german

Wenman has put the scan on Thingiverse, where it's available under a CC-BY-NC-SA license from the Egyptian Museum: thingiverse.com/thing:3974391

@noelle How is that supposed to work? Nobody knows who made the sculpture. Besides, they didn't have copyright in ancient Egypt.


@mansr Thutmose, court sculptor to Pharaoh Akhenaten, made the sculpture. What's been released under the CC license is this specific scan of the bust, which is a separate work. I now cordially invite you to go be completely wrong somewhere else - preferably not in someone's mentions, and definitely not in mine.

@noelle Nobody knows for sure who made it. There are even claims that it's a fake created in the early 20th century. As for the copyright status, here's a good explanation: michaelweinberg.org/blog/2019/

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