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Wood group updates

Moaz Elgabry 2019/03/03 0 comments

More analysis with X-Ray by the Japanese and Egyptian conservators

Following the previous analysis, The Japanese and Egyptian diagnostic analysis and wood teams have conducted X-Ray photography. This time the team not only have conducted Digital X-ray photography but also the traditional X-Ray photography using films. The panels required for digital X-Ray photography are heavy and thick, which may not
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Moaz Elgabry 2019/03/03 0 comments

Wood identification by the Japanese and Egyptian conservators

The Japanese and Egyptian diagnostic analysis and wood teams have conducted wood identification.   Different types of wood were used in ancient Egypt. When investigating the differences in tree species, it is necessary to observe the cell-level features of the wood’s surface.  It was attempted to identify the wood species
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Mural Paintings group

Jasmin Essam 2019/04/11 0 comments

The Conservation process for the mural paintings reaches its final stage

Since the first aid was completed and the mural paintings were safely transported to the conservation center, experts proceeded with investigating the paintings and getting rid of any infection. After the fumigation process was done, remedial conservation process had started. Currently, the mural painting team is using special conservation materials
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Jasmin Essam 2019/03/27 0 comments

Fumigation Treatment of Mural Paintings was Completed

The fumigation process, which had started in January, has been completed. The fumigation expert used dynamic static system for fumigation by injecting nitrogen gas with RP agent in the Escal tent for the treatment of pest infestation, thus mural paintings were kept for about 1 month without oxygen.  
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Textile group

Jasmin Essam 2019/04/18 0 comments

Digital microscope analysis of King Tutankhamen’s textiles

The members of the Organic Lab at GEM Conservation Center are conducting diagnostic analysis on the textile artifacts using a digital microscope, which has a high magnification capability of up to 2000x. The analysis helps the members gain more information about the current condition of the textile. During the first
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Jasmin Essam 2019/04/03 0 comments

The mounting process starts for Tutankhamun’s textiles

The mounting process for the textile artifacts of King Tutankhamun is progressing now at the organic lab of the Grand Egyptian Museum Conservation Center. The preparation and documentation of the whole process are being done by the textile conservation experts. For the past days, the textile team members have been
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