Tutankhamun’s Burial Mask Damaged Irreversibly

By on January 22, 2015

King Tut's burial mask has been irreversibly damaged

Conservators at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo have reported that the 3,300-year-old golden burial mask of pharaoh Tutankhamun has been irreversibly damaged.

It seems that during routine upkeep last year, the blue and gold braided beard was either knocked off during cleaning or removed because it was loose. It was then hastily glued back on using epoxy.

The museum, apparently, isn’t well versed in proper care of priceless antiquities.

In a bizarre twist that most assuredly has no connection to this incident, the beard of my replica King Tut mask also broke off last year while, transporting it home from the store in the trunk of my car. I hastily repaired it with super glue.

Coincidence?

via NBC News

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2 Comments

  1. Devi Welch

    July 5, 2016 at 3:06 pm

    Wow!This is the truth,the beard on my king Tut clock from The Danbury mint broke too!Whats going on!

  2. Tabby

    January 24, 2015 at 4:20 am

    This is actually quite sad. These were beautiful artifacts in real life. It was an amazing experience seeing King Tut’s remains on his last tour around the world

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