What's New in Papyrology

Recent publications of papyri & ostraca 4th BC-8th AD; conferences, lectures etc. from Papy-L and other sources as noted. gregg.schwendner AT wichita.edu

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Super-scope' to see hidden texts

The hidden content in ancient works could be illuminated by a light source 10 billion times brighter than the Sun.
The technique employs Britain's new facility, the Diamond synchrotron, and could be used on works such as the Dead Sea Scrolls or musical scores by Bach.

Intense light beams will enable scientists to uncover the text in scrolls and books without having to open - and potentially damage - them.

more at BBC >

article in the Times of London
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