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King Tut's mask damaged during repairs
Topic Started: Jan 24 2016, 07:04 PM (298 Views)
Gregory J. Liebau
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http://news.yahoo.com/egypt-sends-8-trial-...-113044065.html

Ouch! Quite a treasure to mess up...
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Todd Feinman
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It apparently was a group effort! :(

http://threestooges.net/filmography/episode/111
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Matthew Amt
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Tell me again why we should give back everything that ever came from Egypt?...

Matthew
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Gregory J. Liebau
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Indeed, Todd! Looks like several people were involved in the botched repairs, if not the initial accident. A pity that it wasn't reported to people who may have been able to do a better job. I presume they were initially scared of the repercussions and decided to hope the best for their secretive (and sloppy) fix.

Matthew,

I honestly think that a lot of the academics (those who aren't in the game for nationalist efforts) across the world do not mind their local treasures being kept safe by their western associates. It's been clear since the beginning of the archaeological movement that European and American conservators are among the finest in the world, and that our currently stable national systems can better protect these objects than they would be on home ground. That goes without mentioning our facilities, which are second to none.

-Gregory
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Todd Feinman
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There have been a number of replicas of some of Tut's tomb items, often for different exhibitions. Often using original materials, and apparently made by Egyptian craftsmen under supervision of archaeologists and scientists.
Here is s very nice replica mask:

Maybe Tut's Ka can fly to the unblemished mask B)
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There is a section on the replicas here:
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exhibitions..._of_Tutankhamun
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Todd Feinman
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Can't help but put a link in to the glorious dagger reproduction. The maker turned down a million dollar offer:
http://www.sanfranciscoknives.com/knives/ktcomposite.html
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