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Contact: Caroline Perry
cperry@seas.harvard.edu
617-496-1351
Harvard University

Ralph Mitchell, Harvard University

Caption: Ralph Mitchell in his lab at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Mitchell, an expert in cultural heritage microbiology, believes that a “fingerprint” left by ancient Egyptian microbes may reveal a new secret about King Tut's burial.

Credit: Eliza Grinnell, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

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