Reading the carbonized scrolls of Herculaneum

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Reading the carbonized scrolls of Herculaneum

Post by Witness » Wed Oct 12, 2016 4:52 am

X-Ray tomography (with the synchrotron in Grenoble, used only to produce X-Rays):

The scrolls aren't your typical 2,000-year old papyri manuscripts; they were carbonized in the Mount Vesuvius volcanic eruption of A.D. 79, and later discovered as charred clumps in the Villa of the Papyri in the ancient Italian city of Herculaneum beginning in 1752. When attempting to open, the artifacts would often shatter beyond repair.
For those interested, two articles:
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2 ... 133034.htm
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2 ... 114405.htm.