In 1908, a drilling team under the aegis of William Knox D’Arcy made the first commercial oil strike in the Persian Gulf area, at Masjed Soleiman in present-day Iran. And that’s just worked out splendidly for everyone ever since.
Nefertiti was the wife of Akhenaten, an Egyptian pharaoh. It is debated whether or not she was Tutankhamun’s mother, although she was married to his father. She was made famous in the present day by her bust, which has been recreated many times. In life she was known to be extremely beautiful, and the reign she and her husband had is thought to be the most prosperous and rich in Ancient Egyptian history.