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TT99: 'Archaeology in action' -- conserving papyrus

Bridget Leach is the papyrus conservator at the British Museum, and is here working on Senneferi's papyrus found in TT99. First you see a box of unconserved fragments, and then some of them are seen in a humidification tray to mositen and relax the material. Then Bridget takes a fragment out and begins to smooth it out, putting it back in the tray for further humidification. The last shot is of a number of finished fragments under glass.

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