Italian scientist introduces a new modern way to read Herculaneum papyruses

Jan 22, 2015 670

A new way to read the Herculaneum papyruses has been introduced by an Italian physicist: the X-ray technique will allow users to read the papyruses, which still exist besides the Vesuvius eruption of 79 AD.

The techniques in new in the way viewers can virtually 'unroll' and read the papyruses from the Villa dei Papiri at Herculaneum, a 25-meter villa, the largest of its kind found outside Rome with a huge swimming pool and thermal baths, whiz is thought to have belonged to Lucius Calpurnius Piso, father of Calpurnia, Julius Caesar's wife.

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Fonte: L'italo-Americano

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