So it turns out that while epoxy is a great choice for DIY nail repair (no further snagging to report!), you should really think twice before using it on priceless ancient artifacts…
…like the burial mask of King Tut, for example.
Unfortunately, it seems like that memo didn’t make it all the way through the staff at the Egyptian museum, and because epoxy is kind of a permanent solution, the shoddy repair is now un-repairable.
I actually saw the mask of King Tut when I was fortunate enough to visit Egypt in 2000, so this is breaking my heart a tiny bit. As are the details of how the museum in general seems to have suffered since I was there. I hope Egypt’s cultural treasures get a little more of the right kind of love very soon.
What about you? Have you seen King Tut’s mask in person? Ever tried to repair something only to make it worse? Share in the comments.