Sarah E. Bond on the “Nefertiti Hack” as Cipher for Digital Colonialism

“Thousands of Berliners had waited in line to see the Neues Museum reopen to the public but Egyptians had waited almost a century for her return.”
– Historian Sarah E. Bond, on the century-plus saga of cultural plunder that began with the excavation and depatriation of the Nefertiti bust in 1912. In an article that starts as a chronicle of cultural colonialism, Bond uses Nora Al-Badri and Jan Nikolai Nelle’s 2015 3D-scan of the bust to raise broader questions of heritage and sovereignty.

$40 USD