Gustave Lefebvre

In 1901 Gustave Lefebvre (17 July 1879 – 1 November 1957) was a French Egyptologist. As inspector for Middle Egypt for the Egyptian Antiquities Service headed by Gaston Maspero, he managed the partage of Ludwig Borchardt's excavations at el-Amarna, Egypt, on 20 January 1913. Borchardt and Lefebvre had come to an agreement where the artifacts found the year before by Borchardt's team would be split between the German Oriental Company (which financed the excavation) and the country of Egypt "''à moitié exacte''", or 50-50. The bust of Nefertiti, discovered in the sands of the studio of the sculptor Thutmose, and was a piece that Borchardt wanted for Germany. Recent evidence proves that Borchardt manipulated his way into keeping the bust. Borchardt first showed the Egyptian official a photograph of the bust "that didn't show Nefertiti in her best light". In the accompanying documents, the object was listed as a painted plaster bust of a princess. When Gustave Lefebvre came for inspection, the bust was tightly wrapped up in the bottom of a box. The document reveals that Borchardt claimed the bust was made of gypsum (a very low-grade material) to mislead the inspector. Borchardt was one of the leading Egyptologists in the world, and knew that the bust was actually made out of limestone. The bust was one of the artifacts at the top of the exchange list but was never asked for by the Egyptians in 1913. The bust of Nefertiti was granted to Germany according to the provisions of Law No. 14 of 1912, and is today a primary exhibition of the Neues Museum in Berlin. ''Time'' magazine lists the bust of Nefertiti as one of the world's top 10 plundered artifacts. Provided by Wikipedia
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Published 1929
Inscriptions concernant les grands prêtres d' Amon Romê-Roÿ et Amenhotep /

: 77 pages ; 25 cm.

Published 1940
Grammaire de l'egyptien classique /

: xx, 467 pages ; 28 cm. : Bibliography : pages [ix]-xvi.

Published 1988
Romans et contes égyptiens de l'époque pharaonique /

: xxvii, 232 pages ; 25 cm. : Includes bibliographical references. : 2720010022

Published 1952
Tableau des parties du corps humain mentionnées par les Égyptiens /

: 73 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.

Published 1956
Essai sur la médecine égyptienne de l'époque pharaonique /

: xii, 216 pages : 8 plates ; 23 cm. : Bibliography : page [ix]-xii.

Papyrus de Ménandre /

: At head of title : Service des antiquités de l'Égypte. : xxvi, 46 pages, A-E, liii leaves of plates : Facsimiles ; 35 cm. : Includes bibliographical references.

Le tombeau de Petosiris /

: volumes <1, 3> : illustrations, plates (part color, part double) maps, plans ; 35 cm.

Tableau des parties du corps humain mentionnés par les Égyptiens /

: 73 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.

Le tombeau de Petosiris /

: volumes <1-3> : illustrations, plates (part color, part double) maps, plans ; 35 cm. : 9782724704396

Published 1955
Grammaire de l'�egyptien classique /

: xix, 471 pages ; 28 cm.

Published 1982
Romans et contes egyptiens de l'epoque pharaonique /

: xxvii, 232 pages ; 25 cm : Includes bibliographical references. : 2720010022
9782720010026

Published 1907
Recueil des inscriptions grecques-chrétiennes d'Eǵypte /

: 3 pages l., xl, 173 pages, 1 l. ; 34 cm. : Bibliography : pages [xv]-xx.

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