XRF Spectroscopy: Analyzing Color Pigments from an Ancient Egyptian Papyrus Scroll


The Brooklyn Museum Blog gives fascinating updates about the museum collections and ongoing research in many fields;

this particular article is about analyzing an ancient Egyptian papyrus scroll written and drawn about 3400 years ago!

It is very lively with wonderful close-up photographs of the scroll and the researchers using their state-of-the-science tools

which can identify specific atoms used in the color pigments of the ancient ink.

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