A granite sculpture of King Aspelta of ancient Nubia, Sudan, stands 10.5 feet (3.32m) tall and is part of the collections at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts (MFA).

Dated 600 BC, the MFA worked with Baker Testing to identify the inner construction of this sculpture. The lower area of the sculpture was targeted for digital x-ray, where a visible crack appeared.

Digital images identified pins were holding this 2,600 year old statue together, assembled at the discovery site.


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King Aspelta gallery