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Unlocking the scrolls of Herculaneum

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#1    Waspie_Dwarf

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 09:19 AM

Unlocking the scrolls of Herculaneum


www.bbc.co.uk said:

The British Museum's 2013 show of artefacts from the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum, buried in ash during an explosive eruption of Mount Vesuvius, was a sell-out. But could even greater treasures - including lost works of classical literature - still lie underground?

For centuries scholars have been hunting for the lost works of ancient Greek and Latin literature. In the Renaissance, books were found in monastic libraries. In the late 19th Century papyrus scrolls were found in the sands of Egypt. But only in Herculaneum in southern Italy has an entire  from the ancient Mediterranean been discovered in situ.

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 11:49 AM

A very interesting read... Thanks Waspie!...


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Posted 20 December 2013 - 07:01 PM

oh man, being able to read all of that would be amazing. a lot of speculation in the article, but that's because it's exciting.


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Posted 20 December 2013 - 07:49 PM

"It is unfortunate that ancient ink contains no metal."
Oh, yeah, they should have thought of that. :)

This could be very interesting,

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