“Now you can see a layer of transparent yellow,” one conservator said of the botched repair to the golden burial mask of pharaoh Tutankhamun at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, according to the Associated Press. Apparently someone broke the beard off the thing. “Another museum conservator, who was present at the time of the repair, said that epoxy had dried on the face of the boy king’s mask and that a colleague used a spatula to remove it, leaving scratches.”

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