Restoration of the tomb of Tutankhamun is completed. To spoil it for tourists will become more difficult
Nine-year restoration project of the tomb of the legendary Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamen ended. Master restorers told about the challenges they had to face.
The restoration of the tomb was engaged experts from the Institute for preservation of art Getty. They were supposed to remove scratches and scuffs with wall drawings, formed as a result of the visits to the tomb.
Wall paintings suffered from humidity, dust and carbon dioxide, exhaled by countless visitors.
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Now in the tomb installed a new ventilation system, which should reduce the impact from tourists on the ancient drawings.
So that the visitors never touched the drawings, installed new barriers. Has also been redesigned observation deck and lighting system that will enable tourists to better survey the interior of the tomb and understand its historical and cultural significance.
“We wanted to create a robust system that can resist the daily influx of visitors and at the same time would be the most sparing in relation to the very archaeological exhibits,” — said the expert of the Institute Sarah Legionis.