The Guardian: Imaging tool unravels secrets of child’s sock from ancient Egypt

The Guardian: Imaging tool unravels secrets of child’s sock from ancient Egypt. “The ancient Egyptians famously gave us paper and the pyramids, but were also early adopters of the stripy sock. Scientists at the British Museum have developed pioneering imaging to discover how enterprising Egyptians used dyes on a child’s sock, recovered from a rubbish dump in ancient Antinoupolis in Roman Egypt, and dating from 300AD.”