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Ancient Purple Scroll Stains Turn Out to Be Caused by Marine Microbes

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 pic.twitter.
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