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‘virtual unwrapping’: unlocks writings in the ancient En-Gedi scroll

Via : livescience.com

1,700-Year-Old Dead Sea Scroll ‘Virtually Unwrapped,’ Revealing Text     By Laura Geggel

“The En-Gedi scroll, a text that includes part of the Book of Leviticus in the Hebrew Bible that was ravaged by fire about 1,400 years ago, is now readable, thanks to a complex digital analysis called “virtual unwrapping.”

Rather than physically unfurl the scroll, which would have destroyed the crumbling artifact, experts digitally scanned the document, and then virtually flattened the scanned results, allowing scholars to read its ancient text.”

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Science Advances: Reading the scroll from En-Gedi