Monday, January 03, 2011

Researchers Connect Ancient Coins to Historic Events

Researchers at McMaster University are mapping the metallic DNA of ancient Greek and Roman coins, establishing a direct link from the currency to events that changed the course of history such as wars and even the collapse of the Roman Empire.

They have developed a technique that makes it possible to determine the precise metal content of ancient coins by bouncing subatomic particles off their . . .

Full story at: CTV News

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