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Scientists 'Read' Words on Ancient, Burnt Scrolls

Academics / General Science : Science & Health from Newser

It's been centuries since a certain set of ancient scrolls was discovered in 1752, but their words have largely remained a secret. The 300-some rolled-up pieces of papyrus were in Herculaneum, a town pummeled by the eruption of Moun...

Digital Imaging of Rolled Scroll

Academics / Archaeology : Portable Antiquity Collecting and Heritage Issues

Burnt scroll digitally unwrapped So, all that mummy mask soaking by US wannabe Bible scholars was unnecessary, who'd 'a believed it, eh? Ian Sample, 'Jubilation as scientists use 'virtual unwrapping' to read burnt ancient scroll' Gu...

21st century technology deciphers Hebrew scroll from about 1,500 years ago

Arts : Artdaily

Cutting-edge technology has for the first time allowed scholars to read the most ancient Hebrew scroll found since the Dead Sea Scrolls, Israeli and US experts said on Monday. The charred piece of parchment from the sixth century AD...

Scientists use X-rays to decipher charred Vesuvius scrolls

Academics / Archaeology : Archaeology in Europe

David Blank, professor of Classics from University of California, left, uses his laptop computer as he studies an ancient papyrus at the Naples' National Library, Italy Photo: AP The contents of hundreds of papyrus scrolls that were...

Oldest Surviving Fragment Of Bible Text (2,000 Years) Deciphered, Thanks To New Scanning Technology

Arts : Modern Art Notes

“Nearly half a century ago, archaeologists found a charred ancient scroll in the ark of a synagogue on the western shore of the Dead Sea. The lump of carbonized parchment could not be opened or read. Its curators did nothing but con...

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