The famous Egyptian mask of Tutankhamun has begun leaking white material after being fixed late last year.
The blue and gold braided beard from the burial mask of the Pharaoh was broken off late last year by cleaners.
The broken piece was then stuck back on with a quick- drying glue, which is now causing problems.
An Egyptologist says the quick and shoddy repair job is spoiling one of the world’s best-known ancient artifacts. however, he hopes that the damage is fixable.
The 3,000-year-old artifact, with other relics from the boy king’s tomb, are among Cairo’s biggest attractions.
An official inquiry is under way into what happened to the country’s greatest treasures.
Instead of being taken to a conservation lab, the repair was performed quickly to put the mask back on display.
Tutankhamun’s burial mask was discovered in 1922 along with the pharaoh’s nearly intact tomb and sparked world-wide interest in archaeology and ancient Egypt.