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Neutron tomography, a non-invasive imaging method, has been used by researchers to examine six sealed animal coffins from ancient Egypt. Scientific Reports published the study.As was previously mentioned, mummification of animals was a widespread practice in ancient Egypt, with some mummified animals being used as sacrifices or votive offerings.The paper details the contents of six animal coffins from ancient Egypt that were sealed and then photographed using neutron tomography. This non-invasive technique creates images of the objects inside the coffins based on the number of neutrons that can pass through them. The composition of the coffins (copper alloy) and some of their contents (lead) hindered previous X-ray and CT scanning of the coffins.

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