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Sunday, January 24, 2016

Eight accused over King Tut's beard

Egyptian media say prosecutors have referred eight museum employees for trial over the botched reattachment of the beard on the burial mask of the pharaoh, Tutankhamun.
It comes a year after officials opened an investigation into how the blue and gold braided beard came to be detached and then hastily glued back on.
The accused face charges of negligence and violating professional standards.

The 3,000-year-old artefact is one of Cairo's biggest tourist attractions.

Conservators at the Egyptian Museum had given differing accounts of the circumstances of the beard becoming detached.
One suggestion was that it had been knocked off accidentally, another that it had been removed after becoming loose.
Prosecutors said workers then "recklessly" tried to cover up the mistake, using large amounts of inappropriate glue in an effort to fix it.
In all, they made four attempts to reattach the beard, on the later three occasions also trying to remove evidence of their earlier failed efforts.
One report, in the Daily News Egypt, quoted prosecutors as saying: "Ignoring all scientific methods of restoration, the suspects tried to conceal their crime by using sharp metal tools to remove parts of the glue that became visible, thus damaging the 3,000-year-old piece without a moment of conscience."
Those due to face trial include a former director of the museum and a former director of restoration.
Last October, a team of conservators led by German experts began work to remove the damage and reattach the beard professionally.
Following successful restoration, the mask was put back on public display in December.


Source: BBC

57 comments:

Maureen Mordi said...

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STERN said...

#BEARDGANG

HUSBAND MATERIAL said...

Is it not yet tym for his beard to be shaved after 3000yrs? Abeg let dos guys go

mudi X said...

These artifact means alot to Africa and mostly d Egypt community.

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Juliet Iwuno said...

Serious gobe o! Linda take note!

Juliet Iwuno said...

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YOUNGBUHARI said...

Na wa.. Pharaoah's beard be taking people to jail

Ivy Godspower said...

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GHOSTFACE said...

kk

BONARIO NNAGS said...

Wawu! 3,000 years. Good it was replaced and wasn't stolen.


. ~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA LUMIA

princess Stella said...

Things like this mean a lot to them unlike my country.

princess Stella said...

Things like this mean a lot to them unlike my country.

Unique Treasure said...

nawa

Bonita Bislam said...

Some crimes beats my imagination

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Unique Treasure said...

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Zionbabe... said...

Una no serious oooo. Persecuting living humans becos of dead person when don rotten before them born una papa.. pls let those guys be.

preshlight (chioma okoye) said...

and this is an issue?
















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Unique Treasure said...

nawa

Jamila Shaibu said...

Pharaoh is dead but he lives since only his beard will take men to prison!

temitope faizat said...

Serious wahala

warri mercyjohnson said...

Okay
Their wahala

Adaobilinda her sexcellency said...

Beards kwa?... ewere efe

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Mr 47 said...

King Tut, youngest and best pharaoh ever. Became king at age 10, died at age 19.

Bona said...

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PETER IFEANYICHUKWU said...

Pls let that Evelyn be for her husband's death gave her the right even though the timing and personel she chose was wrong

oluwafemi moses said...

OK

stan osita said...

NON OF MY BUSINESS. OMALICHA LI

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

Good

oluwafemi moses said...

Isok

michael George (the Fulani Prince) said...

Wow. See how serious they look after their ancient aspect of culture such as this. Unlike nigeria even if one thing mis from museum E nor go make news.

Di Mateo Xavie said...

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Anonymous said...

Abeg let Evelyn be oooo, aint you tired already.

Vivian Reginalds said...

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chommy said...

Dey need to shave d beard na lol. Linda observe!

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NaijaDeltaBabe said...

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Achi Izuegbunem said...

Yawa

Jenny Duby said...

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O2 said...

The only book that prophesied the Divine preservation of Pharaoh's body is the Quran. Never reported in any other book. Check it out. That is one of the authenticity of the Quran.

ahabike daniel said...

Oya na

dj banti said...

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Luciana Chinda said...

Okay naaaaah!

WHO U HELP? said...

@Pharaoh beards or #Pharaoh bear-bear......#WhoDemHelp?

anita gold said...

Hmmm

Ogbewe Godfrey said...

Seen

golda awosika said...

Lol, alryt o





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uche ekwulugo said...

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Chizoba Orjioke said...

Some pple just don't like good things, e dey purge them. Something that has already lasted for 3000 years, Na him some idiots woke up one day to destroy.

Linda I hv arrived, post my comment.

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