Applying neutron techniques to the earliest large hollow cast bronze statues from ancient Egypt

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This study concerns the origin of large hollow casting technique. It is well known that hollow bronze casting using the direct lost-wax technique is an ancient Egyptian invention, but traditionally it has been thought that the indirect lost-wax technique was introduced later, by the Greeks. However, the results of recent studies on some smaller ancient Egyptian statues suggest the ¿Greek¿ invention of indirect lost-wax was pre-dated by several centuries, in ancient Egypt. In the proposed...
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