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Rio Hondo College Newspaper

El Paisano

Rio Hondo College Newspaper

El Paisano

Infrared images taken of a preserved Egyptian female revealed an S-shaped tattoo motif on her arm. Scientists believe the tattoos represented cult knowledge, or perhaps simply decoration. Photo courtesy of Renee Friedman, as shared by NPR.

Researchers Find “Oldest Tattoos” on Egyptian Mummies

Michael Khuraibet, Digital Editor-in-Chief March 9, 2018

Archaeologists at the British Museum have discovered what they believe are examples of the world’s oldest tattoos, according to NPR. The two mummies — one male and one female — have been in the Museum’s possession for over 100 years. Nevertheless, experts have only recently been able to identify...

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