(NEWSER) – Eight Egyptians involved in a botched repair of the famed burial mask of King Tut, which was corrected late last year, were referred to a disciplinary court Sunday for “gross negligence.” The 3,300-year old mask, whose beard was accidentally knocked off and hastily glued on with epoxy in 2014, was scratched and damaged as a result of the amateur repair job, prosecutors said in a statement, which implicated the then-head of the Egyptian Museum and the chief of the restoration department. “In an attempt to cover up the damage they inflicted, they used sharp instruments … to remove traces of adhesive on the mask, causing damage and scratches that remain,” it said, citing an investigation. The eight now face fines and disciplinary measures including dismissal…. see more

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