How to: Read books buried 2000 years ago


And now, thanks to micro-CT imaging and other digitization techniques, researchers are finding ways to read those scrolls.

Researchers are awesome.

This is doubly awesome.

On one hand, we have the ability to reconstruct texts from what are little more than carbonised lumps- that’s incredibly impressive.

On the other- we have a bunch of new Roman texts- They could be anything, lost works that are only hinted at in surviving works or entirely new documents that open up parts of history that we have no reference for at all.

WHo funds the research is the profit taker.

LIke modern day fire detectives at work. ALthough, the material recovered and it’s usefulness is a take venture anyone would like too be apart of and retire from.

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