visitors on platform Conservation and Management of the Tomb of Tutankhamen

Visitors to the tomb are restricted to the antechamber where a platform allows them to view the burial chamber. The paintings have suffered from mechanical damage from visitors in areas within reach of the viewing platform. This preventable form of damage is a serious problem the paintings have faced since the tomb's discovery in 1922. A new platform will protect these areas of painting by placing the visitor further from the areas at risk. Photo: Stephen Rickerby