X-rays reveal secrets of 14th-century tomb of England’s infamous Black Prince | Ars Technica [Shared]

X-rays reveal secrets of 14th-century tomb of England’s infamous Black Prince | Ars Technica

X-rays reveal secrets of 14th-century tomb of England’s infamous Black Prince | Ars Technica [Shared]

Visitors to Canterbury Cathedral can view the effigy of a 14th-century knight in full armor laid out on top of a marble tomb. It’s the tomb of Edward of Woodstock, colloquially known as the Black Prince, and it’s one of just six surviving large cast-metal sculptures from medieval England. Now, a team of researchers at The Courtauld Institute of Art has gotten the first glimpse inside the gilt-copper alloy effigy in 600 years, thanks to X-ray and medical imaging techniques. The researchers’ findings were recently published in The Burlington Magazine.

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