Watch Again

Secrets:

A Convicted Forger Calls Nefertiti's Bust a Fake

Watch More
back to video

From: Secrets
»Nefertiti

A Convicted Forger Calls Nefertiti's Bust a Fake

Short | 04:00

Selective damage, a mysteriously missing eye, layer of stucco plaster--all of these are reasons that notorious forger Shaun Greenhalgh believes Nefertiti's bust is fake.

On TV

More About This episode

Queen Nefertiti was the most powerful woman in ancient Egypt. But few would know anything about her if it weren't for her statue, discovered in the Amarna Desert in 1912. She's since become a global icon... and a very controversial figure. Many believe the unearthing of her likeness was staged, and that the bust, currently insured for $400 million, is one of the greatest art frauds of all time. Follow our team of experts as they sort through the clues, visit the sites, and put the spectacular object to the test to solve this ancient secret.

Ways to Watch

Buy this show from any of these distributors

Have Smithsonian Channel through your TV provider?

Watch this episode online now.

Return to Video Page