Germany offers Egypt 50,000 euros for King Tut’s mask repair

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Earlier this year, King Tut’s gold mask was damaged during a botched cleaning attempt. Germany has now stepped in offering Egypt its scientists and financial assistance required for the restoration process.

CCTV’s Adel EL Mahrouky filed this report.

Germany offers Egypt 50,000 euros for King Tut\'s mask repair

Germany offers Egypt 50,000 euros for King Tut\'s mask repair

Earlier this year, King Tut’s gold mask was damaged during a botched cleaning attempt. Germany has now stepped in offering Egypt its scientists and financial assistance required for the restoration process.CCTV's Adel EL Mahrouky filed this report.

More details:

  • Since its discovery in 1922, King Tut’s gold mask has risen from the pharaoh’s tomb as the most precious artifact of ancient Egypt.
  • At an international conference for Egyptology, archaeology and antiquities experts will gather in Cairo in late September to discuss how to fix the mask.
  • The upcoming restoration project aims to do a complete face lift to the boy king’s face. The restoration should put the mask back to its original condition when discovered 93 years ago.

Photos: Treasures found in Egypt

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One of Egypt's famed King Tutankhamun's golden sarcophagus is displayed at his tomb in a glass case at the Valley of the Kings in Luxor, Egypt, Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
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FILE -- In this Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015 file photo, the tomb of King Tut is displayed in a glass case at the Valley of the Kings in Luxor, Egypt, Tuesday. On Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015, Antiquities Minister Mamdouh el-Damaty said there is a 90 percent chance that hidden chambers will be found within King Tutankhamun's tomb, based on the preliminary results of a new exploration of the 3,300-year-old mausoleum. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty, File)
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FILE -- In this Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015 file photo, tourists look at the tomb of King Tut as it is displayed in a glass case at the Valley of the Kings in Luxor, Egypt. On Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015, Egyptian Antiquities Minister Mamdouh el-Damaty said there is a 90 percent chance that hidden chambers will be found within King Tutankhamun's tomb, based on the preliminary results of a new exploration of the 3,300-year-old mausoleum. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil, File)
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FILE - In a Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012 file photo, a tourist takes photos of inscriptions on the walls of King Merenptah's tomb in the Valley of the Kings in Luxor, Egypt. Egypt says there is a 90 percent chance that hidden chambers will be found within King Tutankhamun's tomb, based on the preliminary results of a new exploration of the 3,300-year-old mausoleum. Speaking at a press conference in Luxor on Saturday, Nov. 28, Mamdouh el-Damaty said the results will be sent to Japan for a month-long analysis before the search is resumed. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty, File)
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The mummy of King Tutankhamun's is displayed at his tomb in a glass case at the Valley of the Kings in Luxor, Egypt, Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
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FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2014 file photo, a 3,300-year-old bust of Queen Nefertiti is displayed at the New Museum in Berlin, Germany. Egypt’s antiquities ministry said on Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015 exploration has begun inside King Tutankhamun’s 3,300 year-old tomb, in the search for alleged hidden chambers, one of which may include Queen Nefertiti, according to a new theory. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, File)
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FILE - In this Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, file photo, the gold mask of King Tutankhamun is seen in its glass case during a press tour, in the Egyptian Museum near Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt. Egypt’s antiquities ministry said on Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015 that exploration has begun inside King Tutankhamun’s 3,300 year-old tomb, in the search for alleged hidden chambers, one of which may include Queen Nefertiti, according to a new theory. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File)
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The funerary mask of pharaoh Psusennes I on display at the "Pharaon, Homme, Roi, Dieu" exhibition in the Museum of Fine Arts of Valenciennes, France (Wikimedia photo by Larazoni)
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Gold earrings bearing the cartouche of pharaoh Seti II (Sethos II) found in tomb KV56 in 1908 by an expedition funded by Theodore M. Davis. It is now located in the Cairo Museum. (Photo by Hans Ollermann on Flickr)
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Egyptian Ring Bezel: A scarab carved of light brown steatite with a thick gold rim around the bottom edge. A lip of gold, pressed around the scarab to hold it in place, is drawn out to form hoop-sockets. Carved into the back of the scarab is a beetle with outstretched legs under a disk. (Wikimedia public domain photo)
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An ancient gold bowl made of solid gold taken from the tombs of an Egyptian Pharoh and now found in the British Museum. When Pharohs were entombed valuable objects that they may need in the After-life were buried with them and gold was often chosen for its perpetual protection against corrosion. (Wikimedia public domain photo)
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Egyptian Artifacts at the British Museum (Photo by David Woo on Flicker)
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Tourists visit the temple at Luxor, Egypt, at sunset. Sphinxes line both sides of the road approaching Luxor Temple. The road originally extended all the way between Karnak and Luxor temples. (Photo by Rick Collier on Flickr)
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This elaborately carved oil container has it's own stand. The flanking openwork design symbolizes the unification of the two lands, Upper and Lower Egypt. Papyri, representing the north emerge from lilies, representing the south. (Photo by Tjflex2 on Flicker)
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Thebes, Valley of the Kings, Tomb of Tutankhamun. (Photo by Tjflex2 on Flickr)
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Archaeological survey of Egypt memoir (Wikimedia public domain photo)
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Pendant, about 700 BC, Late Period, Dynasty 25, amethyst and gold. (Wikimedia photo by Daderot)
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God Amun, a fragmant of a coronation statuary group. (Wikimedia public domain photo)