Enquiry into Tutankamun’s beard being glued back on

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Enquiry into Tutankamun’s beard being glued back on

Staff at a Cairo museum in Egypt are being investigated into whether the blue and gold braided beard of the pharaoh’s burial mask was quickly glued back on.
 
Conservationists have been questioned about the matter, but they have reportedly given different accounts of what happened.
 
It is unknown how the beard came loose, but there are speculations of wether it was unattached whilst it was being moved, or cleaned.
 
The artefact, which is 3,000-years-old, is one of the biggest attractions at the museum.
 
Instead of the conservation being carried out in a lab, one of the museum staff told AP news that glue was used to stick the beard back on, in order to get the relic back on display.

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