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Museums now on the look-out for loose appendage

some say an opportunity may have been missed...Following the revelation that the blue and gold braided beard on the mask of the pharaoh Tutankhamun had been hurriedly glued back on after it was damaged, archaeologists and museum conservators around the world are checking for other instances of bodged conservation.

Italian conservator Luigi Boninsegna, based at Galleria dell’Accademia in Florence, has given assurances that Michelangelo’s Statue of David remains intact, despite one or two female visitors remarking on the disappointing size of his manhood.

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Posted: Jan 24th, 2015
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Queen requests state burial in Waitrose car park

will consider offers from Lidl‘Her Majesty is keen to reintroduce the medieval tradition of laying monarchs to rest beneath municipal car parks’

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Posted: Sep 3rd, 2014
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Cave girl cutie wows boffins

Scientists examining the 80,000 year old DNA belonging to the body of a girl found in Siberia’s Denisova cave have made the interesting discovery that she was extremely attractive.

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Posted: Sep 1st, 2012
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Staffordshire hoard to remain in Midlands as Cash4Gold saves the day

Campaigners and history buffs celebrate after an eagle-eyed television viewer secures the priceless Staffordshire Hoard by sticking it into an envelope and sending it off to Cash4Gold.com to be saved for the nation.

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Posted: Mar 25th, 2010
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