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New tattoos found on Ötzi the Iceman

February 3rd, 2015 | by Sevaan Franks

New technology has revealed previously unknown tattoos on Ötzi the Iceman, a 5,300-year-old mummy found Frozen in the Alps in


The secret to Roman concrete’s strength

December 29th, 2014 | by Sevaan Franks

Researchers have used x-ray technology to identify the secret to Roman concrete’s longevity and strength. Working at ALS beamline 12.3.2,


Bones of Mary Rose sailors analysed

December 23rd, 2014 | by Sevaan Franks

Raman spectroscopy has been used to analyze the bones of sailors on Henry VIII’s flagship, the Mary Rose. The sailors’


Army enlisted to help x-ray sword

December 9th, 2014 | by Sevaan Franks

Archaeologists have turned to the army for help in x-raying an Anglo-Saxon sword that is too large for their usual



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