Egypt charges 8 over botched King Tut mask repair

January 24, 2016 5:13 PM

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The museum employees were charged with gross negligence after the 3,300-year-old mask was found damaged, likely after its beard was knocked off and hastily glued back on with epoxy in 2014.

CAIRO—Eight Egyptians involved in a botched repair of the famed burial mask of King Tut, which was corrected late last year, were referred to a disciplinary court on Sunday for “gross negligence” after prosecutors said that the golden treasure was scratched.

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