ICCROM Mora Samples Collection

Egypt: Sample from the Tomb of Nefertari, 1958

31 March 2024

This is one of the samples taken by Cesare Brandi, the founder and first director of Istituto Centrale per il Restauro (ICR) in Rome, during his visit to the Nefertari tomb in 1958. Analysis of this and other samples at the time helped experts assess the condition of the tomb and determine whether restoration was possible and how best to carry it out.

The sample is part of the Mora Sample Collection. Learn more here.