BBC News – X-ray technique ‘reads’ burnt Vesuvius scroll

BBC News - X-ray technique 'reads' burnt Vesuvius scrollThe remains of the earliest library were found in Herculaneum, in a bunch of burned papyrus scrolls. Unrolling them has proven practically impossible, but now it seems as if we can read them without unrolling them.

I thought it would happen eventually, but this is much earlier than I thought it would.

See BBC News – X-ray technique ‘reads’ burnt Vesuvius scroll.

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