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International museum body demands answers over Tutankhamen damage

Tutankhamen’s mask was damaged during a botched repair job by officials at the Egyptian museum

Nevine El-Aref , Sunday 25 Jan 2015
Recent photo of Tutankhamun's mask
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The International Council Of Museums (ICOM) has asked Egypt’s UNESCO ambassador Mohamed Sameh Amr about the condition of Tutankhamen’s mask which was recently damaged.

Amr said in a press release that the ICOM’s concern is justified because Tutankhamen’s mask is one of the most important artefacts in the world.

He continued that Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab had ordered Egyptian officials to work with international experts to evaluate the mask’s condition.

Amr stated that if the mask was damaged the ICOM would send specialist restorers to properly fix it.



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