Egypt to put 8 workers on trial over botched King Tut mask fix

January 25, 2016 4:19 AM

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Egypt to put 8 workers on trial over botched King Tut mask fix

CAIRO – Egyptian prosecutors referred eight museum workers to to a disciplinary court Sunday for "gross negligence" after a botched repair job on King Tutankhamen's burial mask left scratches on the priceless artifact.

The 3,300-year old mask, whose beard was accidentally knocked off and hastily glued on with epoxy in 2014, was scratched and damaged during the amateurish repair work, prosecutors said in a Sunday statement, which implicated the then-head of the Egyptian Museum and the chief of the restoration depar...

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