Which world famous artifact spent the Second World War (1939-1945) in the cellar of a bank and later in a salt mine?

Answer: The famous Ancient Egyptian Nefertiti bust. Originally on display in Berlin, it was taken to these locations for safekeeping. The bust is a painted stucco-coated limestone depiction of Nefertiti, the Great Royal Wife of the Egyptian Pharaoh Akhenaten. The work is understood to have been crafted in 1345 B.C. by the sculptor Thutmose.

Source: Finding the Walls of Troy – Frank Calvert and Heinrich Schliemann at Hisarlík by Susan Heuck Allen

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