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Mysterious scrolls linked to Julius Caesar could be read for first time ever
Fox News ^ | 10/04/2019 | Chris Ciaccia

Posted on 10/04/2019 9:10:44 AM PDT by Olog-hai

A pair of 2,000-year-old Roman scrolls believed to have belonged to the family of Julius Caesar, and were buried and charred during Vesuvius’ eruption, have been virtually “unwrapped” for the first time ever.

The scrolls, known as the Herculaneum Scrolls, are too fragile to be handled by hand, so researchers needed to use the X-ray beam at Diamond Light Source, as well as a “virtual unwrapping” software to detect the carbon ink on them.

“Texts from the ancient world are rare and precious, and they simply cannot be revealed through any other known process,” University of Kentucky professor Brent Seales, who led the research team, said in a statement. “The scan session at Diamond Light Source promises to be a key moment in our quest for a reliable pathway to reading the invisible library.”

After they were buried by the Vesuvius eruption in 79 A.D., they were discovered in 1752 “in an ancient Roman villa near the Bay of Naples,” the statement added. There were six samples that were scanned at U.K.-based Diamond Light, including four fragments that are used to train the algorithm.

Researchers hope that the algorithm will eventually be able to figure out what is written on the scrolls, which are housed at the Institut de France. …

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TOPICS: History; Local News
KEYWORDS: ancientrome; archaeology; brentseales; caesar; diamondlightsource; epigraphyandlanguage; godsgravesglyphs; herculaneum; herculaneumscrolls; history; juliuscaesar; papyri; pompeii; romanempire; rome; scrolls; uofkentucky; vesuvius; villaofthepapyri; xray
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1 posted on 10/04/2019 9:10:44 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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It sais ‘Peach fohtie fi


2 posted on 10/04/2019 9:15:12 AM PDT by dsrtsage (Complexity is merely simplicity lacking imagination)
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To: Olog-hai

The June and August, 79 BC editions of PLAYBOYVUS complete with centerfolds and Girls of Gaul feature.


3 posted on 10/04/2019 9:16:25 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog (Patrick Henry would have been an anti-vaxxer)
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To: Olog-hai

“Pick up eggs and bread. Wine”


4 posted on 10/04/2019 9:16:29 AM PDT by Floyd Rivers
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To: Floyd Rivers

You just beat me in. I was going to add Tortellini!


5 posted on 10/04/2019 9:18:06 AM PDT by duckman ( Not tired of winning!)
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To: Olog-hai

I wonder if the scrolls will show President Trump colluding with Caesar to get more votes in Nevada? Clearly, an impeachable offense.


6 posted on 10/04/2019 9:21:26 AM PDT by ssaftler (The opinions expressed here have not been peer reviewed, fact checked or focus group tested.)
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To: duckman

:) it likely won’t happen again for another five or ten years! This one was too tempting. Be well, Freepers. We’ve been through hard and crazy times before. Happy fall.


7 posted on 10/04/2019 9:23:18 AM PDT by Floyd Rivers
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To: Olog-hai

B-E S-U-R-E T-O D-R-I-N-K Y-O-U-R O-V-A-L-T-I-N-E


8 posted on 10/04/2019 9:23:35 AM PDT by stylin19a (2016 - Best.Election.Of.All.Times.Ever.In.The.History.Of.Ever)
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To: Floyd Rivers

And the inscription on top translates to “Trader Josephus list”.


9 posted on 10/04/2019 9:26:24 AM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: Buckeye McFrog

2nd edition of “The Naughty Vixens of Vestal”!


10 posted on 10/04/2019 9:27:13 AM PDT by Reily
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To: Olog-hai

I’ve wondered whether the same type of technology could be used to read unopened mail. Just a thought. Every piece of mail now goes thru scanners.


11 posted on 10/04/2019 9:27:49 AM PDT by Oldexpat (Jobs Not Mobs)
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To: Floyd Rivers

bttt


12 posted on 10/04/2019 9:28:28 AM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire. Or both.)
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To: dsrtsage

It says “show me the renderings!”

Or “stop eating my salad.”


13 posted on 10/04/2019 9:28:38 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (In a mandatory evacuation zone. I'm not.)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

“Why does Brutus keep saying, here catch?”


14 posted on 10/04/2019 9:30:23 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (In a mandatory evacuation zone. I'm not.)
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To: Olog-hai

What they found was:


"Hic erat Kilroyus."


15 posted on 10/04/2019 9:32:59 AM PDT by A Formerly Proud Canadian (I once was blind but now I see...)
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To: Oldexpat

“I’ve wondered whether the same type of technology could be used to read unopened mail. Just a thought. Every piece of mail now goes thru scanners.”

This is a science thread. Only dumb jokes allowed.


16 posted on 10/04/2019 9:36:54 AM PDT by TexasGator (Z1z)
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To: Reily

XL Shades of Grey


17 posted on 10/04/2019 9:38:53 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog (Patrick Henry would have been an anti-vaxxer)
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To: Oldexpat
I’ve wondered whether the same type of technology could be used to read unopened mail. Just a thought. Every piece of mail now goes thru scanners.

OMG, the government knows that I've been selected as a finalist to receive a cash prize from Publishers Clearing House!


18 posted on 10/04/2019 9:40:28 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog (Patrick Henry would have been an anti-vaxxer)
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To: 17th Miss Regt
And the inscription on top translates to “Trader Josephus list”.

Don't forget to pick up an amphora of two denarii Carolus.

19 posted on 10/04/2019 9:40:47 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Who's the leader of the club that feeds on dead babies? M-O-L... O-C-H... M-O-U-S-E.)
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To: Olog-hai

“Leave the knife, take the cannoli.”


20 posted on 10/04/2019 9:45:48 AM PDT by Ken H (2019 => The House of Representin')
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