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Slate's Explainer: New Technology Unlocks Ancient Texts

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Slate's Explainer: New Technology Unlocks Ancient Texts

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Slate's Explainer: New Technology Unlocks Ancient Texts

Slate's Explainer: New Technology Unlocks Ancient Texts

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Slate senior editor Andy Bowers explains recent developments in multispectral imaging technology that are being used to read ancient papyrus documents. Scholars at Oxford University in England have announced the technology has yielded exciting finds, allowing researchers to read otherwise illegible fragments of ancient texts.