Deciphering ancient religious scrolls is a project that is never really finished, but the results can be especially fascinating when one looks beyond the text—like the researchers who recently studied and interpreted some mysterious purple spots on a secret Vatican manuscript.
Secret Vatican Manuscript's Mysterious Purple Spots Decoded https://t.co/7neYWX7uru pic.twitter.
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 do you read something that's ancient, burned beyond comprehension and too fragile to even touch? The Ein Gedi scroll is an artifact dug out of a Jewish synagogue that was destroyed in A.D. 600. It looks like a lump of coal and w...
Scientists have used a particle accelerator to read ancient scrolls without unrolling them. The breakthrough could potentially be used to decipher hundreds of texts.
Ancient scrolls give up their secrets https://t.co/bbnhq2vQ8l pic.twitter.com/2uw9O3UesQ — BBC Science (@BBCScienceClub) March 22, 2016 There is renewed hope that we may someday be able to read hundreds of scrolls recovered after th...