Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Scanner And New Software Looks Inside An Ancient Charred Bible That Is Too Fragile To Open

Dr. Brent Seales has spent 14 years developing a technique for reading ancient scrolls that are too fragile to unwrap. Fine-detail CT scanners can visualize the ink of letters inside such scrolls, but the alphabet soup is unreadable unless each letter can be assigned to its correct position on a surface. Dr. Seales has developed software that can model the surface of a contorted piece of papyrus or parchment from X-ray data and then derive a legible text by assigning letters to their proper surface.



Article source here:The Arts Journal

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