Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Will Nefertiti's sleep be broken?

Ancient history's sleeping beauty

What if Nicholas Reeves is right and we find that hidden doorway and break through to an age of astonishing religious and artistic heresy?
If Akhenaten was the first individual in history, then the luminous Nefertiti was its first superstar queen, occupying a space in our imagination that no Hatshepsut or Cleopatra could fill.
In a matter of weeks, days, hours, we might wake this enigmatic sleeping beauty and spill a hoard of golden riches, and, we hope, historical knowledge, into the public consciousness. 
Her face with those beautiful airborne eyebrows will launch a thousand books and documentaries.
And if Nicholas is wrong, Nefertiti will go on sleeping among her buried secrets.
And we will have enjoyed this dream of her.