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December 13 2012

King Amenhotep II damaged in Egyptian Museum


Curators at the Egyptian Museum have discovered the big toe on King Amenhotep IIís right foot has fallen off, four months after maintenance was carried out on the royal mummy.

Hala Hassan, head of the scientific archaeological committee, said examinations had revealed there was bright material on the rear of the mummy's toe which could be behind the damage.

This material could be glue or gum used to join the toe to the foot, Hassan said, and the team would send a sample of it to the museum lab for analysis.

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