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Polygons to the rescue: ‘virtually unwrapping’ an ancient scroll long thought destroyed

The beginning of Leviticus talks about burned animal offerings, but somehow we don't think this is what the writers had in mind.
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1,700-Year-Old Dead Sea Scroll 'Virtually Unwrapped,' Revealing Text

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The En-Gedi scroll, a text that includes part of the Book of Leviticus in the Hebrew Bible that was ravaged by fire about 1,400 years ago, is now readable, thanks to a complex digital analysis called "virtual unwrapping."

En-Gedi Scroll Virtually Unwrapped | Video

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The scroll carries the writing of the Hebrew Bible's Book of Leviticus. Researchers were able to successfully unravel the 1700-year-old dead sea scroll using a digital analysis called "virtual unwrapping."

Computer Scientists Solve Mystery Of The Ein Gedi Scroll By 'Virtual Unwrapping'

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Researchers used a new kind of analysis to make a virtual image of a crumbling ancient scroll from Israel. Biblical scholars were able to read the re-created text, which is from Leviticus.

How scientists virtually unwrapped an ancient, burned scroll and read the words inside

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Sometimes science seems like science, and sometimes it seems like magic. This week, computer scientists at the University of Kentucky, Lexington described how they virtually unfurled a charred and crushed biblical scroll dating back...


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