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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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Latest Dead Sea Scroll fragments ‘just classified ads’

experts were expecting something a bit more spiritualTexts tell us less about religious doctrine, and more about the second-hand trading market.

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Posted: Oct 24th, 2010
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