The wood Lab team in GEM-CC is conducting non-destructive analysis on King Tutankhamen’s beds, using portable fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), fibre- optic reflectance spectroscopy (FORS) and Raman spectroscopy, these analyses were based on previous results of multi spectral technique and portable XRF spectrometer.

The conservators proceeded with diagnostic analysis to investigate the discolored areas on the surface of the gilded bed of Ammut and both the front and the back-right leg of the lion bed, as well as investigating the dark blue pigment on the funerary cow bed, using FORS and Raman spectroscopy.

These techniques help the conservators gain more archeological information about the artifacts, as well as identify the previous conservation processes that were applied n to the artifacts in a non-destructive way.

these analyses, along with the results of the multispectral imaging and the XRF will provide a better understanding of the state of conservation and provide information that might be utilized in the conservation research later on.