Nefertiti with a gas mask, spray-painted on a wall in Cairo during the Arab Spring.
The same as a supermodel in an advertisement for women's underwear.
And again: Rihanna adorned with her jewels and making the cover of an issue of
Not far from other posters.
With the cat Ramses touting croquettes.
Or Ramses himself happily declaring that he was
“raised in Banania”.
In the years 1960-1970, the name of this sovereign was also used for a car model, for pencils, for condoms (a copy, presented in a window, attests to this).
As for that of Cleopatra, it was used for cigarettes, bottles of milk, even for the brand of a whiskey distilled in… Nepal!
France returns to Egypt 114 antiquities looted during clandestine excavations
In Marseille, at the Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilizations (Mucem), in the last and very funny chapter of an original journey, which traces the myth of the pharaohs and its all-out exploitation from yesterday to today , we still come across a Nefertiti sewing machine…
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