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3. The circa 1345 BC "Nefertiti Bust" from Amarna. The Thutmose's artifact falls 

3. The circa 1345 BC "Nefertiti Bust" from Amarna. The Thutmose's artifact falls 

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... New work is badly (one might lament as woefully) needed. Again, for a slightly more extensive coverage, along these lines of inquiry the reader is directed to ref. [8] and ref. [9] for more elaboration and exposition. ...
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