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History in the News

NEW TECHNIQUES UNCOVER ANCIENT EGYPTIAN SECRETS

Digital imaging could save artefacts from destruction

WHAT’S HIS NAME? The Chiddingstone Castle coffin lid

Rather than throw their old bits of papyrus away, Ancient Egyptians would recycle them to make a number of items including mummy masks and cases. The scraps were pasted together to form ‘cartonnage’ that was then covered with plaster and brightly painted, hiding the papyrus text inside and making it impossible to read without damaging the artefact.

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