Gold mask Tutankhamun restored

Gold mask Tutankhamun restored

World December 17, 2015 00:07

- The restoration of the damaged solid gold mask of the Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamun is completed. The famous 3300-year-old death mask is on display again. That left the Egyptian Museum in Cairo know Wednesday, reported the French-speaking Belgian TV channel RTBF.

In August 2014 the gold mask was damaged during work on a lighting device in the museum. The loose beard was glued with a fast-drying epoxy resin. But that was not done properly, causing glue to see the beard remained.

Improper repair expense chief restoration of the Egyptian Museum orbit. He is forced transferred and may now only concerned with refurbishing historic chariots. The last restoration took more than two months and was conducted by a team of German experts.

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