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Science reveals secrets of a mummy’s portrait – Phys.org

How much information can you get from a speck of purple pigment, no bigger than the diameter of a hair, plucked from an Egyptian portrait that’s nearly 2,000 years…

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How much information can you get from a speck of purple pigment, no bigger than the diameter of a hair, plucked from an Egyptian portrait that’s nearly 2,000 years old? Plenty, according to a new study. Analysis of that speck can teach us about how the pigment was made, what it’s made ofand maybe even a little about the people who made it. The study is published in the International Journal of Ceramic Engineering and Science.
“We’re very interested in understanding the meaning and origin of the…

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