King Tut’s tomb is arguably one of the most spectacular places one can visit in Egypt, however the tourism hotspot needed an upgrade.
On Tuesday, the Getty Conservation Institute of Los Angeles reported that nearly 10 year restoration of King Tuts tomb will be completed. The goal, to preserve an important piece of history.The project added a filtration system to prevent damage from humidity, CO2 and even dust. Also, barriers have been put up to prevent tourists from touching any of the paintings on the walls. There are also new walk ways and platforms as well as new lights that will be installed this autumn. These will illuminate the mummy of King Tut, Egypt’s Boy King, who is about 3,000 years old.
The project was launched in 2009 by the Los Angeles institute, known worldwide for its conservation work, in collaboration with Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities.