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New technique reveals hidden images in 16th-century codex

Pictographic scenes have been found under the layer of gesso that covers the 16th-century Codex Selden. Storytelling images on a deer-hide "manuscript" from Mexico have been seen for the first time in 500 years, thanks to sophisticated scanning technology that penetrated layers of chalk and plaster. This "codex," a type of book-like

Cracked Mayan code may lead to lost treasure

This is a story right out of Indiana Jones: Archaeologists have translated an ancient Mayan codex which points to a lost treasure at the bottom of a lake in Guatemala. It sounds like a movie, but it's very much real, reported FoxNewsLatino. Joachim Rittsteig, an expert in Mayan writing who is

Fragment from world’s oldest Bible found hidden in Egyptian monastery

A fragment of the world's oldest Bible has been discovered underneath the binding of an 18th-century book found in an Egyptian monastery. Nikolas Sarris spotted a previously unseen section of the Codex Sinaiticus, which dates from about AD350, as he was trawling through photographs of manuscripts in the library of St