Photos: King Tut gets a facelift
Restoration experts examining the funerary mask of Tutankhamun

CAIRO: The funerary mask of King Tutankhamun is currently under restoration by a German team of archaeologists.

Renovating the museum’s masterpiece will be funded by the German Foreign Ministry, known as the Federal Foreign Office.

“As a part of its Cultural Preservation Program, Germany’s Federal Foreign Office is providing 50,000 euros ($57,000) to help fund the restoration of the gold mask from the burial treasure of the Egyptian King Tutankhamen,” according to a September release by the office.

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.


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