Friday, 16 July 2010

Unwrapping the secrets of physics with a mummy

The perennial fascination of ancient Egyptian mummies is being used by Queensland University of Technology researcher Dr Stephen Hughes to teach Australian children about the application of physics to the field of archaeology. Dr Hughes has produced an education kit for teachers about his experience of "unwrapping" the secrets of a mummy of a young woman who died around 715 BCE and reconstructing her face from x-ray images.
Read more: Science Alert
Egyptian Mummies: Revised Edition (British Museum Paperbacks)

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