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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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