An Egyptian mummy known as Demetrios at the Brookyn Museum is wrapped in linen decorated with rare red paint. X-ray fluorescence revealed that the paint matched the chemical analysis of lead from Spainâ€™s Rio Tinto region. Demetrioâ€™s death is calculated to be 94-100 AD, according to museum conservator Lisa Bruno.
"At the time, Egypt was in the Roman Empire, so the finding reveals how widespread trade was throughout the empire," Bruno said. "The mix of cultures probably was not unlike what exists today in Egypt."