Category Archives: Historical X-Ray

Charred Dead Sea Scroll read using X-ray technology

Using X-ray scanning technology, researchers from Israel and the US have managed to read an ancient, charred Biblical scroll discovered in the 1970s in a synagogue on the shores of the Dead Sea. The document, made from carbonized parchment, was … Continue reading

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X-Rays Used to Decode Ancient Greek Technology

Scientists have failed to find any more of the pieces still missing from the Antikythera Mechanism, one of the most mysterious artifacts of the ancient world recently discovered to be a lunar and solar calendar that can also predict eclipses. Scientists … Continue reading

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Wish You Could Get Inside Albert Einstein’s Head?

Now you can, thanks to Business Insider! A British auction house that also sold one of Michael Jackson’s bedazzled gloves managed to get a hold of Albert Einstein’s brain scans that show off the huge brains he used to create all sorts of … Continue reading

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November 1895: German Scientist Discovers X-Rays

Nearly 120 years ago, physicist Wilhelm Conrad Rontgen (1845-1923) became the first person to observe X-rays. This was a significant scientific advancement that would ultimately benefit a variety of fields, most of all medicine, by making the invisible visible. Rontgen’s discovery … Continue reading

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New Technology Could Reveal Secrets in 2,000 Year Old Scrolls

Hundreds of ancient papyrus scrolls that were buried nearly 2,000 years ago after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius could finally be read, thanks to a new x-ray technique.  The method can be used to decipher the charred texts that were … Continue reading

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X-Rays of Birds Making Footprints Reveal Dinosaurs’ Walk

Measurements of bone movement on this x-ray video taken as guineafowl made footprints shows how dinosaurs may have walked 250 million years ago. See the video here!

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How X-Rays Demystified a 2,500 Year Old Battle Wound

The same x-ray technology used to diagnose conditions for patients today can answer age-old questions and help solve historical mysteries- amazing! Continue reading

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