Ancient Egyptian God Anubis (Darkfield)

Ancient Egyptian God Anubis (Darkfield)

While examining the Silicon Graphics MIPS R12000 microprocessor, we found a pair of Egyptian gods that appear to be guarding mask alignment targets on the chip. The photomicrograph above depicts one of the figures who we think is a representation of Anubis, a Jackal-headed Egyptian god who was in charge of embalming and mummification of the royal deceased. This creature is about 100 microns high.

View this silicon artwork under differential interference contrast and brightfield illumination.


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