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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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Ardnamurchan Viking boat burial discovery slammed by Viking community

Viking representatives, up in arms at the desecration of one of their burial sites on the West coast of Scotland released a statement yesterday, saying, ‘We didn’t bury the poor guy so some tweed-dressed perennial students could dig him up and stick him in a museum. Why don’t they go and get proper jobs?’

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Posted: Oct 20th, 2011
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