Sunday, August 24, 2008

Getty Conservation Institute to Study the Tomb of Tutankhamun

Many thanks to Fred Sierevogel for the above link. There are some lovely photographs of the tombs of Tutankhamun and Nefertari.

Since Carter opened the tomb of Tutankhamun in 1922, there have been many questions and concerns about the state of conservation of the painted scenes that decorate its walls.

In order to be sure that there is no immediate danger to them, and that all possible measures are being taken to conserve and protect this important monument for future generations, the Getty Conservation Institute has agreed to conduct a comprehensive study of the tomb.

The GCI will examine such issues as what the spots might be that have been observed in the paintings for many years. The GCI has extensive expertise in administering such critical projects, as shown by their excellent handling of the conservation of the tomb of Nefertari, which was saved through the work of the great Italian conservator, Paolo Mora.

1 comment:

Aaron \m/ said...

Hey there, Andie! I want to thank you for putting all of this news up! I usually fumble around rying to see what is new, but now I see I can come to this site and get the latest and greatest in Egyptology.

Anyway, I linked this site to my blog.