An x-ray showing how even everyday objects look very different under x-ray

Analytical Projects

Here you can find information about 15 of our different analytical projects, which demonstrate how we use each of the three analytical processes:

These processes are discussed in greater detail in the Conservation in Practice section, and are used in the everyday work of the Conservation department of the Royal Armouries.

In each case a project is broken down into four sections:

Did you know?

Thunder birds are go!

Artillery pieces before about 1700 were often classified by names. A rare type of very big gun was known as a basilisk; a more common long powerful gun was known as a culverin; and smaller versions were named after birds of prey such as saker and falcon.

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