Skip to comments.Mysterious scrolls linked to Julius Caesar could be read for first time ever
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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It sais Peach fohtie fi
The June and August, 79 BC editions of PLAYBOYVUS complete with centerfolds and Girls of Gaul feature.
Pick up eggs and bread. Wine
You just beat me in. I was going to add Tortellini!
I wonder if the scrolls will show President Trump colluding with Caesar to get more votes in Nevada? Clearly, an impeachable offense.
:) it likely wont happen again for another five or ten years! This one was too tempting. Be well, Freepers. Weve been through hard and crazy times before. Happy fall.
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
And the inscription on top translates to “Trader Josephus list”.
2nd edition of “The Naughty Vixens of Vestal”!
Ive 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.
It says “show me the renderings!”
Or “stop eating my salad.”
“Why does Brutus keep saying, here catch?”
“Ive 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.
XL Shades of Grey
Don't forget to pick up an amphora of two denarii Carolus.
“Leave the knife, take the cannoli.”
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