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Charred ancient scrolling unwrapped “virtually”

Digital technology has been employed to "unwrap" a charred scroll found during excavations of the synagogue at Ein Gedi. It turns out that part of this scroll is from the beginning of the Book of Leviticus, written in Hebrew, and dated by C14 analysis, a form of radiometric dating used to

Carbonized scrolls buried by Vesuvius to be read

Hundreds of papyrus scrolls found at a villa in Herculaneum are about to be read for the first time since 79AD using the latest technology. Now, a computer scientist from the University of Kentucky hopes that modern digital technology will allow him to peer inside two of the fragile scrolls โ€“