CAIRO: Renovation works of the golden mask of Tutankhamun will start Oct. 10, announced Ilham Salah al-Din, head of the Museum Sector Tuesday.
“A special laboratory is being equipped to restore Tutankhamun’s beard inside the Egyptian Museum; it will be equipped with cameras to be sure that work performance goes in a proper way,” he told Youm7.
In January, the 3,300 year-old funerary mask underwent inappropriate restoration by workers who reportedly used household epoxy glue to reattach its beard broken during a routine renovation process. The Ministry of Antiquities announced in January that a team of experts (four Egyptians and a German) will restore the broken beard.
Germany government allocated € 50,000 for the restoration works that will be carried out by the German Archaeological Institute in Cairo and the Römisch-Germanisches Zentralmuseum in Mainz in consultation with the Egyptian‑German scientific commission.