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Ancient Egypt: 'Glowing' Ink Reveals Hidden Writings on Papyrus Covering 2,000
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The papyrus that ancient Egyptians used to make mummy casings was literally scrap paper, originally used for shopping lists or tax returns. A new scanning technique that makes the ink glow is finally allowing archaeologists to read such texts without destroying the mummy, giving them unprecedented access to records of daily life, according to the BBC. Now, researchers at the University College London have developed a multi-spectral imaging technique they say could put an end to such practices. read more


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