24 Sep, 2023

10 biggest historical mysteries that will probably never be solved

There are some historical mysteries that may never be solved, from the date that Jesus was born to the identity of Jack the Ripper to the location of Cleopatra’s tomb. Sometimes, that’s because the relevant excavated material has been lost or an archaeological site has been destroyed. Other times, it’s because new evidence is unlikely to come forward […]

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Egg Yolk Enhances Conservation of Renaissance Paintings by Da Vinci, Botticelli, and More

Famous painters like Leonardo da Vinci, Sandro Botticelli, and other Renaissance masters may have experimented with mixing egg yolk into their oil paint to help the paintings withstand humidity and to prevent wrinkling and yellowing, scientists have found. Research into the painting habits of the master painters “might improve the preservation of invaluable artworks,” a […]

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