Tutankhamun's beard; Chief restorer demoted January 27, 2015 12:54


I'm sure most of you have read the somewhat hilarious story on the botched and rushed restoration of King Tut's beard by now. If you haven't the long story short version is that the 2000 year old mummy's decorative beard came off during a cleaning, and was glued back on and it was hoped no-one would notice it looked awful and the wrong glue was used. 

To bring the story to fruition the conservation chief of Cairo's museum has now been demoted.