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Video - A talisman with plenty of character(s)

3.5 cm long, 1.5 cm in diameter... This small talisman, which may soon join the collections of the Musée des Écritures d'Ampus in the Haut-Var county of France, is very mysterious, and above all, very fragile.

Made of metal wrapped around itself, it is engraved on the outside. To unravel its secrets without damaging it, scientists used tomography on the PSICHÉ beamline of SOLEIL, a technique similar to a medical scanner. Will a virtual unrolling of the talisman be possible?... Discover, along with the scientists, the astonishing results obtained during the very first day of study of this unique object.

Watch the video: A talisman with plenty of character(s)