Futuristic Technology Reveals Secrets in Ancient Vesuvius Scrolls

March 22, 2024


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5-15 mins
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For decades, U-M classical studies professor Richard Janko has relied on his scholarly insights, nearly infinite patience, and sharp eyesight to decipher the charred and brittle Vesuvius Scrolls, papyri dating back from when Mount Vesuvius in Italy erupted in AD 79. Now, the analysis process is being accelerated by new technology, such as AI and three-dimensional CT (computed tomography) scans. Learn more about how computer science is changing the world of antiquities in this article from Michigan Today.

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