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Secrets of Ancient Papyrus Fragments Revealed

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Secrets of Ancient Papyrus Fragments Revealed

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Secrets of Ancient Papyrus Fragments Revealed

Secrets of Ancient Papyrus Fragments Revealed

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NPR's Noah Adams speaks with Dirk Obbink, professor of classics at Oxford University in England, about recent technological breakthroughs that allow researchers to read more of the university's collection of ancient papyrus texts. Until recently, many of the documents were illegible, but new multispectral imaging tools are bringing to light words written thousands of years ago.