CT technique expands possibilities of imaging ancient remains - HeritageDaily - Archaeology News. Researchers in Sweden using computed tomography (CT) have successfully imaged the soft tissue of an ancient Egyptian mummy’s hand down to a microscopic level, according to a study published in the journal Radiology.
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