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Ancient Egypt comes to campus

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 4th, 2014

Associate professor Christian Widener of the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, right, identifies metals on the mummy mask that Scott Carroll, senior scholar for the Manuscript Research Group, brought to the SDSU Materials Evaluation and Testing Laboratory.  Widener did 3-D surface imaging of the mask before the two came to Brookings to have researchers use computed tomography scanning to identify areas of text on the inner layers of papyrus.

• SDSU researchers scan mummy mask

BROOKINGS – Ancient Egypt came to South Dakota State University this past week via a mummy mask from the first or second century B.C.

Researchers at the Materials Evaluation and Testing Laboratory, known as METLAB, scanned the artifact to locate writings within the layers of papyrus beneath the mask’s surface.

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