Why some ancient Egyptian ink contained lead

New research uncovers lead compounds in red and black inks on ancient Egyptian papyrus. Here's why that's notable.

Carsten Munk Hansen-U. Copenhagen • futurity
Oct. 28, 2020 ~6 min

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Ancient Egypt: Mummified animals 'digitally unwrapped' in 3D scans

The snake, bird and cat, from Swansea University's collection, are at least 2,000 years old.

By Neil Prior • bbcnews
Aug. 20, 2020 ~5 min

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Alaskan volcano paved the way for the Roman Empire

A massive volcanic eruption on the other side of the planet may have created conditions that led to the rise of the Roman Empire, researchers say.

Bess Connolly Martell-Yale • futurity
June 23, 2020 ~7 min

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Mummy returns: Voice of 3,000-year-old Egyptian priest brought to life

Experts use 3D printing and speech technology to replicate the voice of Egyptian priest Nesyamun.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Jan. 23, 2020 ~4 min

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Egypt archaeologists find 20 ancient coffins near Luxor

The coffins, whose decorations are still visible, were uncovered at a Theban necropolis near Luxor.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Oct. 16, 2019 ~1 min

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In six objects

The National Museum of Scotland unveils the final three galleries of its £80m redevelopment.

By Pauline McLean • bbcnews
Feb. 8, 2019 ~5 min

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Ancient Egyptian villa reveals rare family shrine

"It has been more than 80 years since such a shrine for the ancestors was discovered in Egypt…"

Louise Lerner-Chicago • futurity
Jan. 9, 2019 ~4 min

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A deep dive into the effects of trade | MIT News

MIT economist David Atkin looks beneath the surface of global commerce.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
Feb. 4, 2018 ~8 min

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Street signs | MIT News

Study shows how seriously investors took the possibility of a democratic revolution during Egypt’s Arab Spring.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
Dec. 19, 2017 ~8 min

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