Copper Content of Ancient Egyptian Ink May Help Us (Literally) Piece Together Egyptian History The copper responsible for creating the characteristic Egyptian-blue color is detected within ancient Egyptian inks, which may help reconnect brittle fragments of these priceless documents.

Modern pen and paper has an ancient ancestor – ink and papyrus. Around 5,000 years ago, ancient Egyptians invented arguably one of the most important tools of civilized life, and their technology allowed people to communicate across vast distances for READ MORE