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Sunday, 3 February 2019

King Tut’s tomb gets facelift in 10-year restoration

King Tutankhamun’s tomb has just undergone the most extensive restoration since its famed discovery in Luxor’s Valley of the Kings nearly a century ago. The Los Angeles-based Getty Conservation Institute, which completed the work, spent close to 10 years to see the process to completion amid delays caused by the January revolution (watch a video report by Reuters, runtime: 01:17). King Tut’s belongings — jewelry chests, weapons, disassembled chariots, and his gold coffin and death mask — have been relocated to the Grand Egyptian Museum, and are no longer on site. But the tomb is still home to the Pharaoh’s coffin, sarcophagus, and mummy and decorated frescoes covering the walls and ceiling — all of which were restored to their pre-damage conditions.

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