Beard on King Tut's burial mask damaged after epoxy gluing

January 22, 2015 8:34 AM

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Beard on King Tut's burial mask damaged after epoxy gluing

FILE - This July 1996 photo shows the mask of King Tutankhamun at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. On Wednesday, conservators at the museum say the blue and gold braided beard on the artifact was hastily glued back on with epoxy after it was detached during a cleaning. (AP Photo/Mohamed El-Dakhakhny)

CAIRO – The blue and gold braided beard on the burial mask of famed pharaoh Tutankhamun was hastily glued back on with epoxy, damaging the relic after it was knocked during cleaning, conservators at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo said Wednesday.

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