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NASA Helps Check out King Tuts Tomb
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NASA Helps Check out King Tut's Tomb

January 9, 2013
Giacomo Chiari, head of the science department at the Getty Conservation Institute, examines the painting on the west wall in the tomb of King Tutankhamen with an X-ray diffraction instrument. The commercial instrument used here was adapted from technology developed for the Chemistry and Mineralogy instrument on NASA's Curiosity rover. Image credit: Copyright L. Wong, J. Paul Getty Trust