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DOI: 10.4236/ojapps.2020.103004    66 Downloads   160 Views
Author(s)
Gérard Lucotte

Affiliation(s)

Institute of Molecular Anthropology, Paris, France.

ABSTRACT

The presumed hairs of Holy Maria-Magdalena are studied here for mineral particles found on their surfaces, by the techniques of scanning electron microscopy coupled with energy dispersive X-ray. Exploration by these techniques of the hair surfaces allows us to observe and study some marble fragments that can originate from the walls of the sarcophagus in which Maria-Magdalena’s remains were kept. These new findings support the authenticity of the hair as traditionally reported in the French “tradition des Saints de Provence”.

KEYWORDS

Maria-Magdalena’s Hair, Scanning Electron Microscopy, Energy Disper-sive X-Ray, Marble Fragments, Mineral Particles

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Lucotte, G. (2020) Mineral Particles Found on the Hairs of Holy Maria-Magdalena Studied by Scanning Electron Microscopy and Elemental Analysis. Open Journal of Applied Sciences, 10, 41-59. doi: 10.4236/ojapps.2020.103004.
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